Leila Hoteit is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Public Sector and People & Organization practices and leads the firm’s education and human-capital-development work in the Middle East. She was named Businesswoman of the Year at the Arab Woman Awards in 2016.

Leila is a respected expert on the topic of human capital—including education and women’s economic empowerment—in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and broader Middle East region, as well as the author of numerous publications.

Before joining BCG in 2014, Leila was a partner at Booz.


  • Public and private education
  • Education for employment and the labor market
  • Strategic planning
  • Organization design
  • Governance
  • Large-scale transformation
  • Capability and leadership development
  • Change management


  • PhD, signal processing, Imperial College London
  • BS, electrical engineering, Imperial College London


  • Forbes Middle East list of the Most Influential Women, 2018
  • Businesswoman of the Year, Arab Woman Awards, 2016
  • Moderator, Global Education and Skills Forum, 2015
  • Young Global Leader 2014, World Economic Forum
  • Forbes Middle East list of the 200 Most Powerful Arab Women, 2014
  • Member, Global Teacher Prize Academy
  • Sainsbury Management Fellow, 2002
  • Holder of multiple patents
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