Leila Hoteit is a specialist in human capital topics and is the global lead of Boston Consulting Groups' education, employment, and welfare sector. She has written multiple publications on the topic and is often a requested expert by the media on topics of education and women’s economic empowerment. She is a member of the Public Sector practice with over 20 years of strategy and operations experience acquired through projects in the Middle East and Europe. She is also on the leadership team of BCG’s global Social Impact practice.

Leila also has extensive experience in social development and culture, and works with policymakers, regulatory authorities, and key public sector entities on policy development, strategic planning, organizational development, and governance.


  • PhD, signal processing, Imperial College London
  • MBA, INSEAD, Dean’s list
  • BS, with distinction, computer and electrical engineering, Imperial College London


  • World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader, selected in 2014 for work on human capital development
  • UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, expert member, selected 2019
  • Recognized by Forbes Middle East as one of the top Power Businesswomen in 2020
  • TED Talk on women empowerment with over 4.2 million views so far
  • Author of multiple patents: Seismic acquisition and filtering; Patent date Issued Sept. 1, 2009 Patent issuer and number us 7584057
  • Methods and systems for averting or mitigating undesirable drilling events; Patent date Issued March 22, 2005 Patent issuer and number us 6868920