Dr Hanan was born and raised in Kuwait to an Irish mother and a Kuwaiti father. She has a PhD (Education) from Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, a Master of Science (Education) from Edinburgh University, and another Master’s degree (Philosophy) from Oxford Brooks University.
Dr Hanan is the only individual from the private sector who sits on Kuwait’s Executive Supreme Education Council using her influence and expertise to improve educational outcomes across the whole country.
Dr Hanan has played a leading role in forging the way for arts and sports programs for the youth of Kuwait. Her initiatives encompass humanitarian work, gender equality, healthcare, politics, and economics. Some of these initiatives are through Dr Hanan’s involvement on several Advisory Boards including the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Kuwait’s Executive Supreme Education Council and the Kuwait National United Nations Human Development Programme (UNDP) Report.