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The Team

Souktel’s management team combines more than 20 years of experience in IT-based solutions for economic growth and humanitarian aid. Team members are based in Souktel’s Middle East and North America offices, with frequent travel across the Arab World and East Africa.  Team members consult frequently with a global advisory board of non-profit and private sector leaders.

Bieta Andemariam – Client Outreach and Account Manager

Bieta Andemariam is a Souktel Outreach and Client Account Manager, bringing Souktel’s technology and services to international partner organizations across the Middle East and Africa.

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Katie Highet – Client Outreach and Account Manager

Katie Highet brings five years of business and management experience from Australasia, Europe and the Middle East to managing Souktel’s projects throughout MENA and Africa.

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Lana Hijazi – Team Leader, JobMatch Partnerships

One of four 2009 winners of the King Abdullah Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement at the World Economic Forum for the Middle East, Lana oversees all outreach to employers and institutions for our JobMatch service.

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Amber Houssian – Team Leader, Operations and Media

With more than 10 years of marketing expertise, Amber oversees Souktel’s regional media campaigns and operations. Prior to joining the Souktel team she worked at leading North American advertising firms like Cossette, where she directed online marketing campaigns for Canadian mobile network Bell Mobility, among other major clients.

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Mohammad Kilany – Team Leader, Software Development

A Nokia Youth Action Net Fellow and a 2009 Synergos Fellow, Mohammad combines his IT skills with a passion for social change as leader of Souktel’s software development team.

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Jacob Korenblum – Team Leader, AidLink Partnerships

Jacob leads Souktel’s outreach to the humanitarian aid sector, building on his prior experience managing economic development and emergency relief projects for contractors to the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

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Uqba Owda – Software Project Manager

Uqba leads Souktel’s custom-design projects for clients across the Middle East and Africa. He joins the Souktel team after working for clients like Orange Mobile and France Telecom at the Astek Group in France.

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Kristen Roggemann – Team Leader, Business Development

Kristen manages Souktel’s business development processes, building upon experience spanning the development and strategy sectors.
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Mohannad Zalloom – Software Project Manager

With ten years of software development experience, including mobile application design for leading Palestinian firm Assali Tech, Mohannad Zalloom brings a wide range of programming skills to the Souktel team.

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