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Shireen Yacoub 

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Shireen Yacoub is an EdTech expert with more than 15 years of experience in adult learning. Shireen’s diverse experience ranges from strategic management to business development. She is currently the CEO of the MENA region’s leading open online learning platform serving more than 4.5 million learners. As a founding member of the platform, Shireen leads on key strategic partnerships and programs and is responsible for the platform’s growth and sustainability.


Shireen is pursuing her master’s degree in technology, innovation and education from Harvard University. Her research and work is focused on the intersection between technology and professional development aimed at skilling, upskilling and reskilling workers and professionals. She is a globally recognized leader in the EdTech space and is part of the World Economic Forum’s Skills Consortium.