Bashaer Risheq is an internationally trained legal advisor with experience in advocacy, legislative and policy drafting, project oversight, institution building and advancing the rule of law. Responsible for establishing and operating two departments: The women’s Unit within the Legislative Council, which is responsible for advocating for the rights of women, children and the marginalized, and the World Trade Organization Resource Center within the Ministry of National Economy. As Director-General of Legal Affairs within the Ministry of National Economy, Bashaer was responsible for the oversight of the directorate and the legal departments in 11 regional offices. As Head of the Economic Sub-Committee within the National Legislative Plan for the Government was responsible for bringing together diverse groups representing special interests to bring about consensus on the direction of legislation, regulation and government policy.