Investor, Youth Tech Economic Empowerment Expert and Founder, Netways
An Arab Venturesome Investor and Innovator. Roula started at a very young age right after her graduation from the engineering school as an entrepreneur and turned challenges of being a Woman in Tech into opportunities. She founded Netways the pioneer of internet technologies and innovation in the MENA region and successfully grew the company by acquisitions and joint ventures to achieve global reach.
Her contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary awards that include “The Lebanese Outstanding Women” in 2012 and “The Forbes 200 most powerful women in the Arab world” listing in 2014.
Roula realized the importance of the knowledge economy and focused on innovation, technology advancement and Entrepreneurship as key driving forces behind economic growth and building the technology expertise of the MENA Youth.
Roula contributed in founding the Lebanese Association for Rural development and the Talentways program that are working to help youth discover their talents and pursue further opportunities in the ICT industry.
She is constantly creation and supporting innovative initiatives that are experimenting with new approaches to global problems, including the changing nature of employability and the socio-economic development of the MENA region.