Nora currently serves as Vice President for Development and Public Responsibility Programs at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, (ICANN). ICANN’s Development and Public Responsibility Programs focus on ICANN's role as an enabler of growth in the DNS industry and related industries around the world and serve ICANN in protecting and promote the global public interest in the Internet.
Nora’s career has been defined by a focus on international relations and public diplomacy, with extensive experience in working with international organizations and governments in various capacities. Previous to her role at ICANN, Nora served as advisor to the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in the U.S., advising on strategy, organizational design and continuous improvement. Additionally, Nora oversaw the set up the first consulate for the UAE in the US, based in Los Angeles.
Nora also served as Chief of Staff to the Ambassador of the Embassy of the UAE in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for all operational aspects of the embassy including interfacing and coordinating with protocol, public, political, media, cultural and trade relations, as well as overseeing high level events and official visits.
Nora holds a Bachelor’s degree in French and Russian from the University of Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, Scotland, where she also completed a Masters Degree in Simultaneous Interpreting and Translation. She also holds a Masters degree in French literature from Arizona State University, and has completed both the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and the Summer Institute of Public Diplomacy at USC.