Biography

As senior Vice President of MENA for Junior Achievement Worldwide, INJAZ al Arab, Soraya has the mandate to mobilize private sectors and ministries of education across the Arab World to join forces to create a new generation of business-oriented youth who will become entrepreneurs and employees of choice of corporations. Her efforts have led to the expansion of INJAZ into 11 Arab Countries reaching more than 100,000 youth.

Prior to JA Soraya worked on applying Michael Porter’s model for the economic development to Jordan, she joined Northwestern University’s International executive MBA program and has a bachelors in economics and accounting. She is also the winner of the 2006 Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Jordan, and a Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.

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Few challenges are more pressing in the Arab World today than finding ways to absorb the 80 million job seekers who will come out of the pipeline over the next 12 years. The significant increases made in educational attainment have made little impact on worker productivity, and employment prospects remain low for Arab graduates. Such […]

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