The 9th Annual Wharton MENA Conference Perry World House, Philadelphia
Apr 04, 2020, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we regret to inform you that the 2020 Wharton MENA Conference has been cancelled. The University of Pennsylvania has drastically curtailed university events, strongly discouraged large gatherings, and is preparing to move classes online. Under these conditions, and with great concern for the health of our guests, we cannot hold the conference as planned. We are incredibly thankful for all the support that we’ve received, and we are thrilled about the enthusiasm the conference has generated. We hope that you will join us for the next conference in 2021 under better circumstances.



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Ambassador Dina Kawar

Jordanian Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Joseph Westphal

Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan

Managing Partner K6 Investments, Abana President

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Amjad Ahmad

Founder and Managing Partner, Precinct Partners

Angus Blair

Founder, Signet Institute; COO, Pharos Investments

Nour Al Hassan

Founder and CEO, Tarjama; Founder and CEO, UREED

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Haifaa Al Mansour


Bouchra Ezzahraoui

Co-founder, AUrate

Nour Hammour

Fashion Designer

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Mohammad Shaikh

Founder at Meridio, Director of Strategy at ConsenSys

Mohamed Amine Belarbi

Co-founder and CEO, VUL9 Security


Our Team


Chris Abi Nassif

Co-chair, Wharton MBA'20


Karim Ahmad

Co-chair, Wharton MBA'20


Aziz Driskell

Co-chair, Wharton MBA'20

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Melanie Jabbour

Co-chair, Wharton MBA'20


Nadine Abulaban

MSc, Fox School of Business


Faten Alalawi

Wharton MBA'21


Sadia Dhorat

Wharton MBA'20


Adib Ghawi

Wharton MBA'20


Galia Gurunian

Wharton MBA'21


Misha Nasrollahzadeh

Wharton MBA'20


Hiba Maasarani

MSc, Istituto Marangoni


Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Strategy& is a global strategy consulting business uniquely positioned to help deliver your best future: one that is built on differentiation from the inside out and tailored exactly to you.

Silver Sponsor

At the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, we foster industry and academic communities to transform our innovation research into real-world impact. Here, business leaders connect with world-class Wharton scholars to explore strategies that allow established firms to survive, compete, and thrive.


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