Maha joined the Center in May 2019 as a Research Fellow. She obtained her master's degree in Entrepreneurship from Tokyo University of Technology in 2017, and her bachelor's degree (first-class honors) in Public Administration with a specialization in Health Services and Hospitals Administration from King Abdulaziz University in 2011. Before joining the Center, she worked as the Middle East division manager at Cuore Co. Ltd. in Tokyo. She also previously worked as a tourist guide and translator in Japan. She passed the highest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT N1) in 2014, and provided several Japanese language courses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Research Interests: Development Policy, Tourism Investment, East Asian Culture, Entrepreneurship and Social Marketing.