SBA’s vision and purpose are defined by the Ruler of Sharjah, a scholar, author, and an avid reader. We want future generations to grow up with his passion for books and culture. His mission to create a nation of readers is the driving force behind everything we do.
H.E. Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Book Authority
CEO Adviser and General Manager - Northern Emirates, Etisalat by e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group)
Divisional Senior Vice President, International Affairs
Chairman of the Board, Ingram Industries Inc. Chairman, Ingram Content Group LLC
CEO, India & South East Asia & Member Global Executive Committee, Penguin Random House
Chairman of the Department of Culture Member of Executive Council of Sharjah Government
Executive Director of EPA
Executive Director, House of Wisdom President of UAEBBY
Expert, Culture Heritage Management
Executive Vice President of the PEN America Board of Trustees
At SBA, we are proud to contribute to both Sharjah and the U.A.E.’s collective passion to make books and reading available to all. Together, we will build a knowledge-based society and economy through the free exchange of ideas and culture with the world.