Besides holding the reins of IBCQ, Libotte is a caring wife and a doting mother to her two children.
When I was offered the chance to lead IBCQ, I agreed on the condition that the council must transform itself from being a mere social organisation to a more businessorientated one.
IBCQ has also started offering language courses in Italian, English and Arabic.
Palma Libotte, IBCQ founder, said: "The IBCQ's mission is to strengthen Italian-Qatari businesses and act as a facilitator for new Italian business opportunities in Qatar.
UDC representatives welcomed guests of the Italian ambassador's wife, Maria Graziamatterella's and ladies of IBCQ where they were given a guided tour of the location, including a behind-the-scenes look at The Oyster marketing centre and the state-of-the-art marina at Porto Arabia.