Women Breaking Barriers

23 mai 2017


In collaboration with the American Business Council, the FBC is pleased to invite you to this event, dedicated to women, under the theme of "Breaking Boundaries".

The FBC is pleased to invite you to this special event, dedicated to women only. It will deal about "Breaking Boundaries". Cet evenement se tiendra le Mardi, 23 Mai, de 8.00am a 10.00 am.

Les intervenants seront : 

Sirine Fadoul, Seed Tech Startups Incubation & Funding Manager DTEC I DSOA

Sirine is Incubation Manager at DTEC / DSOA in charge of the selection process and the incubation program. She works closely with a portfolio of 14 tech startups providing them with strategic and operational support in addition to assistance with follow-on funding. She is a founding member of Girls in Tech Middle East and a Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Women Programme Mentor and Coach. She has more than 12 years of Marketing, Business Development, Management and Entrepreneurship experience between Europe and the Middle East.

Sirine holds a Master in Marketing from Sorbonne University in Paris and an HR Performance Management Degree from Harvard University.

Tania Zepeda Luna, Reservoir Geologist at Dubai Petroleum

I’m a reservoir geologist passionate about my job. In 10 years in the oil industry, I have learned that strong knowledge foundation, creativity, stepping out of your comfort zone and dynamic communication are key elements to succeed in this industry.

I have delivered geostatic models for carbonate reservoirs, in addition to their geological integrated studies in the Middle East for the past 3 years. Besides, implementing drilling campaign for field appraisal strategies as part of the Development team.

Sorana Parvulescu is an experienced risk management professional who has focused on helping private and public organisations to make informed decisions about emerging market opportunities by enabling them to understand the political, integrity and security risks to their operations in specific jurisdictions. During more than a decade with Control Risks, she has gained significant experience in advising clients on government relations. She has also helped clients to identify and manage reputational risks stemming from their partnerships with companies and individuals across the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

The projects Sorana has managed recently include:

- Helping the regional management of an international company operating in Saudi Arabia to deal with an alleged kickback request from a government entity. This involved formulating scenarios and outlining potential responses to the request that would enable the client to maintain a positive relationship with the entity.

- Mapping key stakeholders in Iran’s automotive sector for a company looking to re-enter the country following the lifting of sanctions in January 2016. The assessment was instrumental in informing the company’s strategy, and outlined robust criteria by which it would be able to select a reliable local business partner.

- Analysing the geopolitical and economic factors affecting the oil and gas sector in the eastern Mediterranean. This included mapping the government officials responsible for regulating the sector and issuing contracts in one of the countries in the region.

Sorana heads Control Risks’ political risk practice for the Middle East and North Africa and is part of the company’s regional management team based in Dubai. She previously led our analytical and consulting output in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Sorana holds an International Risk Management Certificate from the Institute of Risk Management and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, both with distinction. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and in international economic relations from two universities in Bucharest, Romania, and a postgraduate certificate from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany.

Moderated by Lucy Chow


Important Information : 

Registration : FBC Members : 120 AED / Non-Members : 200 AED

Event open for WOMEN ONLY 

Location: The Oberoi Business Bay Dubai

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