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The Power of Social Entrepreneurship
MENA & The World
March 15th 7pm
Hult International Business School
Genny Ghanimeh, Founder of P-Slice/ Micro Finance
Following her passions for the MicroFinance & the Online industries, and after a life-altering trek in Kilimanjaro, Genny founded Pi Slice in March 2012 and negotiated a partnership agreement with MicroWorld from the Group Planet Finance to build and administer the first micro lending online platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Genny has an MA in Civil Engineering from the Lebanese University and an MBA from London Business School (UK).
Sadaffe Abid: Guest visit from Sadaffe Abid, CEO of the Kashf Foundation and Buksh Foundation who teaches the Adaptive Leadership Model from Harvard Kennedy School. She conducts leadership development trainings in Middle East North Africa (MENA). Sadaffe is a social entrepreneur with extensive experience in operational management, strategy, gender mainstreaming and leadership development. She led Kashf Foundation, one of largest microfinance institution’s (MFI) in Pakistan, as the COO and later as the CEO to grow Kashf from a pilot project in two rooms to serve 300,000 women clients, employ 2000 staff and disburse US$ 200 million to support micro-businesses in Pakistan. I was also the co-founder and CEO of Buksh Foundation, a start up social venture focused on enhancing financial access to under served segments of youth and micro entrepreneurs with innovative financial products.
6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
Hosted By Christine Souffrant, Dubai Chapter Director
Christine is an aspiring Haitian-American entrepreneur with 7 years of business management experience, 6 years of international study in over 26 countries, and 2 years of banking expertise. Christine spent her early years managing a family business in New York that featured Haitian street artwork. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2011with a Bill Gates Millennium scholarship, Christine completed a management career in retail/ commercial banking in DC. She is the Founder of Belle Femme Diaries-a resource blog for "Experiences that Inspire". She currently lives in Dubai as a member of the Leadership Circle of the Rotary Club of Jumierah and will complete a Masters degree at Hult International Business School in 2014.
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