Mariam Farag – MBC Group

Mariam Farag is leading the CSR program at MBC Group, which is responsible for driving its corporate responsibility vision and strategy in the region & globally. Farag brings to MBC Group over 18 years of experience working in the fields of social development, humanitarian relief, communication, corporate & social responsibility in the MENA region. Prior…

Melissa McSherry – VISA

Melissa McSherry joined Visa in 2016 to lead the Analytics and Data Products team. That team serves clients globally with benchmarking products, predictive models to drive customer engagement, and individual projects leveraging transaction data. In September, Ms. McSherry took on the Global Credit team, which builds capabilities to support issuers in growing their credit card…

Menassie Taddese – Pfizer’s Innovative Health Business

Menassie Taddese is the Regional President, AfME, Pfizer Essential Health. Prior to this role, he served as Regional Lead for Pfizer Innovative Health in AfME.  In both roles, he was instrumental in turning around the holistic performance of Pfizer rooted in establishing a winning and organizationally healthy culture.  Mr. Taddese began his career with Pfizer…

Michaela Alexis –

Michaela graduated from Carleton University with Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinctions) with a major in legal studies, and a minor in psychology. Michaela currently works as the President of Grade A Digital, a Social Media and Personal Branding Agency in Ottawa, and has thrived in the content marketing community, successfully managing over 100 brands…

Nada Doumit – Roche Diagnostics Middle East

Nada Doumit has been the Head of Legal Roche Diagnostics Middle East since April 2016, and has joined Roche Diagnostics Middle East in 2012 in the capacity of Legal Counsel, establishing the legal and compliance functions in the Middle East. With a penchant for lucidity and analysis, Nada leads a regional team of legal counsels…

Dr Nadir Mohammed – World Bank

Dr. Mohammed is the Country Director of the GCC countries in the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank. He joined the Bank in 1998 as country economist for Egypt and Yemen, became Country Manager for Albania, and returned to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as Operations Director in…

Kristina Kuzmic

Energetic, funny, and obsessed with creativity, Kristina has an in-your-face perspective on issues of parenting and life in general. In fact, you may have seen Kristina recently on your Facebook feed, or on any one of a number of internet, radio or TV outlets. She has become a YouTube sensation with her “mom-centric” videos about…

Laila Alawa – The Tempest

Laila Alawa is the Founder and CEO of The Tempest, the fastest-growing media company changing the global narrative of diverse millennial women. The Tempest connects millions of people daily with thousands of female thought leaders on every issue under the sun, disrupting the global media status quo. She is also the host of a critically-acclaimed…

Lama Younis – The Lama Campaign

Lama graduated from Saudi Arabia’s Effat University in 2005 with a degree in Counseling Psychology. She pursued her graduate studies in the UK and obtained her Masters degree from Middlesex University in London where she double majored in Criminology and Forensic Psychology. She has completed the final requirements for her Ph.D in International Childhood Studies,…