Dr Hayaatun Sillem (née Is’harc), Class of 1994
CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Dr Sillem is the first female CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering and is co-founder of its Enterprise Hub. She is also a trustee of the London Transport Museum. Since her appointment in 2018, Dr Sillem has focussed the Royal Academy’s efforts on increasing the inclusivity of women and minorities within British engineering companies.
After leaving Godolphin, Hayaatun went on to study Biochemistry at Oxford University before completing a PhD with the Institute of Cancer Research. Dr Sillem held several positions at the Royal Academy before being appointed as CEO. Throughout her career she has taken an active role in encouraging women leaders in STEM.
Dr Sillem recently featured in the #forcesforchange issue of Vogue. The feature focusses on fierce innovators who have paved the way for a new generation of talent which is set to transform the decades to come.