Maha Akeel is the Director of the Information at the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, the world's 2nd largest intergovernmental body after the UN. Before joining the OIC, Akeel worked as a journalist for five years. She participated in local and international workshops and forums on women’s rights and the role of the media. She also wrote opinion articles about Saudi women, and was interviewed by several regional and international newspapers and broadcast channels including the Wall Street Journal, BBC World and Sky News. Akeel received her university education in the US and has an MBA and an MA in Communications and Cultural Studies.