• 25th-26th October, 2017
  • Station F, Paris

Techfugees Global Summit Speakers

Catherina Ballout

Chief Operating Officer, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

Catherina Ballout is the Chief Operating Officer at MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab overseeing the strategic direction and the expansion of its programs.  With a passion for entrepreneurship and supporting young talents in the Arab world, Catherina has become part of the MITEF Pan Arab since 2010 and is now based in Dubai after establishing the office there.    Catherina has actively contributed to the development of the MITEF’s flagship activities: the Arab Startup Competition that has nowadays become the largest entrepreneurship competition in the Arab region, the Silicon Valley program, and the Innovate for Refugees Competition for the best technology solution in response to the global refugees crisis. Most recently, MITEF Pan Arab has become a Founding Partner of MIT's Refugee ACTion Hub (ReACT), a global education hub for displaced populations and refugees.