27 July

Shima Barakat

Entrepreneur and Academic  FOLLOW SHIMA Dr. Shima Barakat, MBA is an entrepreneur, director and academic obsessed with making the world a better place. Her work over the last 20years has focused on how entrepreneurial mindsets and activities can solve big global challenges. She has held several positions at the University of Cambridge since 2007 including […]

6 July

Rama Chakaki

Social Entrepreneur FOLLOW RAMA Rama Chakaki has 22 years of experience in management, strategic planning and communications. Her passion is to promote a collaborative approach, invest in social enterprises, use technology for social development and nurture a generation of social entrepreneurs among youth and women in the Arab world. In 2007 Rama setup Baraka Ventures investing […]

26 May

Heba Al-Nasser

Asfari Fellow, Chatham House, The Middle East and North Africa Programme FOLLOW HEBA Heba is a Research Fellow with the Queen Elizabeth II for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. She is based at their Middle East and North Africa Programme under the Asfari Fellowship. The focus of her current research is the status […]

12 May

Zeenat Rahman

Expert on Youth, Entrepreneurship and Interfaith Engagement FOLLOW ZEENAT Zeenat Rahman is an expert on youth movements, economic development, entrepreneurship, and interfaith and diversity engagement, with a geographic focus on the Middle East and North Africa. She has more than a decade of experience identifying and implementing innovative solutions working across sectors to achieve concrete […]

8 April

Hind Hobeika

Engineer and Entrepreneur FOLLOW HIND Hind is the founder and CEO of Instabeat –previously Butterfleye, an award winning start-up developing a heads-up display for swimmers to monitor their workouts while they are training. She had the idea while training with the American University of Beirut’s swimming varsity team, where she graduated in Mechanical Engineering. Instabeat […]