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Yasmin Alhilli

Yasmin Alhilli

TOM: Bahrain

Archeology and Ancient History

From a young age, Yasmin decided to put her higher education on hold in order to pursue a professional career in motor sports. Yasmin is the first Gulf female to be both a co-driver and then a driver and won the ladies trophy in the 2002 FIA Middle East Rally Championship. An unfortunate accident put her out of professional racing, but she continued her career in Sports Management, working as a consultant for some of the largest teams in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf. Yasmin was the first Gulf Arab woman and the first of two Bahrainis to obtain her official license from FIFA to act as a Licensed Player Agent. On Bahraini Women’s Day in 2012, Yasmin had the honor of receiving an award from Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Supreme Council for Women, for her achievements and contributions towards Women in Sport. Yasmin graduated from the University of Leicester with a degree in Archaeology and Ancient History and has worked on archaeological digs in the United Kingdom as well as working as a trainee Osteologist in the National Museum of Archaeology in Lisbon, Portugal. Yasmin is mother to Gabriela Danya, Deputy Chairman of the Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and has four adopted dogs. She is also a Board of Trustees member of the Bahrain Entrepreneurship Organisation where she is the Head of the Innovation, International Relations and Globalisation Committee.

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