Douja Ben Mahmous Gharbi, President of the Entrepreneurship Center and Endogenous Development, has been appointed as High Commissioner for Tunisia. High Commissioner Gharbi represents Tunisia in the Global Woman Leaders Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Douja Gharbi is a serial entrepreneur, business and entrepreneurship consultant and mentor with a strong community development motivation. She is a UNIDO expert on entrepreneurship and investment promotion. She is President of the Entrepreneurship Center and Endogenous Development, Vice President of the Confederation of Citizen Companies in Tunisia, and Vice President of Finance Participative en Méditerranée. Douja Gharbi was a board member of the National Young Entrepreneurs Association and the National Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs from 1996 to 2011 and served as Tunisian Hub Manager to the MENA Business Women’s Network. She is a speaker on entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs, investment promotion and development. She spoke at the Presidential Obama Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC in 2010; at the US-Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference in Algiers; at the WIEF Business Women Forum 2010 in Malaysia; at the OCDE Conference 2008 In Kuwait; at the WED Conference in Jordan in 2009 and many other international conferences across Africa and around the world. Douja Gharbi specialises in project management, entrepreneurship and employment projects. She volunteers as a mentor for various business organizations and associations, including the CEDE, CONECT, CJD, CNFCE and FPM. She also consults for UNIDO. Douja Gharbi has a master’s degree from the University of Economics and Management of Tunis. She also has condensed training in business administration through the Beyster Institute of the University of California; training in export techniques, management and capacity development of women in Africa via the ICT and Trade Facilitation Office Canada program; and business training and counselling from UNIDO (ARCEI Program).
Mohamed Fetah Krichene, General Manager at Sfax Technopark, has been appointed as High Commissioner for Tunisia. High Commissioner Krichene represents Tunisia in the Global Innovation and Technology Leaders Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Mohamed Fetah Krichene has more than 15 years’ experience in management, project management, and sales and marketing strategies in different fields, with a track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts and strategic partnerships. He also has significant experience supporting entrepreneurs. Before joining Sfax Technopark, Fetah held numerous leadership roles: COO of a leading facility management company, Deputy Director of CEED Tunisia, Sales and Marketing Manager of the Competitiveness Pole of Sousse (PCS), a PPP managing a science and technology park in mechatronics, an industrial park and a business park. He also launched and managed several companies in the leisure and travel industry, in services and in retails. He graduated from ESC Wesford in Grenoble. He is also a founding member of Tunisia Technoparks, the Tunisian Association of Science and Technology Parks, a board member of the Tunisian British Chamber Of Commerce, General Secretary of the Healthtech cluster and is very active in promoting entrepreneurship as mentor in founder Institute, Mowgli.
Nazeh Ben Ammar, President, Carthage Business Angels Network, has been appointed as Senator at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Senator Ammar will represent Tunisia in the Global Startup Committee of the Grand Assembly.
After graduating from Purdue University with a double major in Industrial Engineering and Mathematics, Operation Research, Mr. Ben Ammar pursued a master degree from Stanford University in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Mr. Ben Ammar‘s thesis on start-ups and entrepreneurship. Mr. Ben Ammar started his career as a service engineer in the oil industry to develop it rapidly afterwards into a family business company. He held the chairman position of MAMI Holding one of the leading trade house and turnkey factory supplier for the textile industry. Mr. Ben Ammar is also the president and chairman of Excellencia , the BtoB partner of Samsung in Tunisia for the Air Conditioning, IP-TV, LFD, and security products, Mateba the partner of the multinationals Hilti, the construction tools and application, and Panasonic for the electrical equipment manufacturer . Mr. Ben Ammar has certain numbers of honours and awards as the - Alpha pi Mu –Industrial Engineering Honorary - Distinguished Student – Dean’s List - Certificate of Honour from Purdue University University’s Mathematics department - International Students Scholarship – Purdue University. Mr. Ben Ammar is the past president of the Tunisian American Chamber of Commerce and the past Vice President of the AmCham MENA Council. He was also president of the Rotaract Club of Carthage, Tunisia. He is among the founding members of CONECT (Confédération Nationale des Entreprises Citoyennes de Tunisie, Employer Association), Carthage Business Angel, and Wiki Start up. He is also a member of board of the Tunisian German Chamber of Commerce (AHK). Mr. Ben Ammar is the present president of Carthage Business Angels. Mr. Nazeh Ben Ammar is also the president of a philanthropic NGO, les Coquelicots de Thala, to help deprived children from the region of Thala, Tunisia. Mr. Ben Ammar is married and father of one child.