Laila Kuznezov


MPA, Harvard Kennedy School

Laila Kuznezov (HKS MPA/ID ’04) has lived in the UAE for nearly a decade. She is an experienced consultant, focusing on public-sector-led reforms in the GCC. She has also worked in international development and for global philanthropy – all of which has taken her across the GCC and nearby MENA countries, Eastern and Central Europe, and a few other locations. Laila has been involved with HC UAE since moving to Dubai and is currently also involved with the Harvard Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development (W3D) and Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs (HAE) networks. Laila is originally from the US (beautiful Maine and exciting New York!), but is happy and proud to be settled and raising her two children in the incredible, dynamic UAE"


Board of Directors: Executive Committee



Ruqayya Albloshi

Vice President

Pallavi Sangtani


Saurabh Rai


Aaron Fallon


Salama Al Shamsi