Governance for MSMEs
Young Arab Leaders and Pearl Initiative are proud to announce the launch of Governance for MSMEs Webinar Series focused on best practices in corporate governance, accountability, and transparency. Featuring industry experts and prominent regional business leaders, this webinar series will enlighten viewers on the importance of good governance for improved business practices.
Viewers will also have the opportunity to interact with these experts and ask them questions to gain strategic insights and experiential feedback. The webinars will be free to view. All are cordially invited to register and take part. Stay tuned for more upcoming webinar announcements and dates!
Webinar 1 - Digitalisation for MSMEs: Harnessing Business PotentialSpeaker: YAL Member Heba Sayed - Marketing Manager, IBM Watson Customer Engagement Middle East, Asia, Turkey Schedule: April 8, 2020 Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm GST Register
Heba Sayed is the Head of Marketing for IBM Watson Customer Engagement in Middle East & Africa. Heba has a cool job that sits at the intersection of marketing and technology, and is excited about the rising focus on customer centricity in the region. She has been advocating for the use of AI technologies in customer engagement in the region’s most renowned platforms like Arab Luxury Summit, DubaiLynx Festival of Creativity, Mashable Social Media Day, Watson Summit, ArabNet Digital Summit, MICE Luxury Travel summit amongst many others. More
Webinar 2 - Finance First: Small Business Funding in the Gulf RegionSpeaker: YAL Board Member Huda Al Lawati - Partner, Gateway Partners Schedule: April 14, 2020 Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm GST Register
As Partner at Gateway Partners Group, Huda Al Lawati is a member of the Investment Committee and leads deal origination, execution and portfolio management in MENA. Prior to Gateway, she was Chief Investment Officer for Savola Group, one of the largest publicly-listed strategic investment holding groups for food and retail businesses in MENA. Prior to Savola, Huda was a Partner and Chief Investment Officer for MENA at the Abraaj Group, where she deployed over $1 billion in equity capital into MBOs, LBOs, venture capital, growth capital and structured equity transactions and arranged over $1.5 billion in acquisition and related financing across a broad range of sectors. More
Webinar 3 - Survivorship Bias: Lessons from Failure and the Paths BeyondSpeaker: YAL Member Reim El Houni - Founder and CEO, Ti22 Films and dubai ON demand Schedule: April 19, 2020 Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm GST Register
Reim El Houni's career includes working with TV stations like the BBC to being an Executive Producer and Head of Events at Dubai One. Reim launched her own production company Ti22 Films in January 2011. Ti22 Films has won 25 New York Festival Award, and a Cannes Corporate Media and TV Award. Reim has served on the Jury of the New York Festival for six years and is a regular panelist at industry events. Reim founded Dubai ON demand in 2014, where the world of branded content and influencer marketing collide. She also supports organizations as a media consultant, speaker, and video strategist. More
Webinar 4 - Women in Entrepeneurship: Getting Down to BusinessSpeaker: Lucy Chow - Senator, UAE, WBAF and Executive Committee, WBAF Global Woman Leaders Committee Speaker: Mashal Waqar - Co-Founder and CTO, The Tempest Schedule: April 22, 2020 Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm GST Register
Lucy is focused on the innovation space, both in terms of supporting founders and as an investor. She is a Director of WAIN (Women’s Angel Investor Network) and a member of the Executive Committee, World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF) Start Up Fund. She has a video series targeted at entrepreneurs titled “Down to Business.” Lucy contributes regularly to entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and investor events and forums as a speaker, moderator and judge. She is also passionate about developing entrepreneurial skills in students. She has been a contributing author for Life on the Move and The Possibilities Project: A Young Person’s Guide to Career Success. More