Hamdah Said Al Shamsi is the Acting General Manager of the Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI). She has over 26 years of experience in various leadership roles; started her career with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) before moving to PASI. She is representing the Sultanate of Oman in the Bureau of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) as the Chairperson of the Technical Committee of Old Age, Survivors and Disabilities. Mrs. Al Shamsi has a Masters of Business degree in Professional Accounting from Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, USA. She is a columnist and a contributing editor to several major magazines and newspapers in Oman. Mrs. Al Shamsi has published two books. Mrs Al Shmsi speaks internationally, in the subject of leadership, social protection and youth affairs.