Secretary General of the Scholarship Committee at the Saudi Arabia Royal Court, and Managing Director of Project 1932
Jana Yamani is the Secretary General of the Scholarship Committee at the Saudi Arabia Royal Court, and the Managing Director of Project 1932, the largest mentorship platform in the region. She sits on a few boards, including Anghami, YPO – Saudi Chapter, and Muvi Cinemas where she chairs the NRC.
Previously Jana was the CEO of MBC Academy & MBC Talent & MBC Hope, and an Executive Director in MBC Group. Her work focuses on developing the next generation of world-class content creators and media professional through offering educational and training programs that leverage MBC Group’s infrastructure, while enabling the talents through the agency to take part in local, regional and international works and opportunities.
Before that, Jana was the Executive Manager of Fellowships and Traineeships at Misk, the Crown Prince’s Foundation. During her time there, she helped train over 30 thousand Saudi leaders through diverse global and regional programs across fields and stages.
Jana Yamani was the Founder & CEO of JY Consulting, a management consulting and business advisory firm. Prior to that, Jana was a Senior Associate in McKinsey & Company in Dubai where she worked with a variety of regional public and private entities on transformational engagements. Jana then moved to Silicon Valley to lead B2B services for Medallia Inc., a unicorn technology company that builds customer experience solutions for the world’s top brands, including Apple, IBM, Adidas, and Four Seasons.
Jana graduated with a masters degree in Computation for Design and Optimization from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she was also a Graduate Community Fellow and VP of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. She earned a double bachelors degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Northeastern university where her thesis won the university’s Best Undergraduate Research Award in 2009. She was also the first Saudi female elected president for a US student organization. Jana is a mother of five and resides in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.