We are delighted to introduce the Jury for the 2017 edition of the NUHA Blogging Prizes:
Yasmine Aboudrar is the Group Strategy & Development Director of Attijariwafa Bank, a top leading financial institution in Morocco and Africa.
Before that, she spent more than 10 years at McKinsey & Company in France and Morocco, where she was a Junior Partner and had the opportunity to develop in-depth expertise in the social and economic development sectors, and more specifically on education and employment topics. She notably contributed to Education for Employment: Realizing Arab Youth Potential (April 2011), a report commissioned by the International Finance Corporation and which led to the creation of a US$2 billion fund for education for employment initiatives across the region over the following five years. Yasmine also participated in the redaction of The power of parity : how advancing equality can add $12 trillion to global growth.
Yasmine holds a double Master in Science from HEC Paris and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and is engaged in charities that champion inclusive growth.
A true art passionate, Alya Nazaraly accompanies artists, venues but also projects developers everyday into the realization of their cultural projects, bringing always more creativity into our daily life and enabling artistic encounters.
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, specialized in sociology and cultural management, Alya has had the chance of working for both public and private cultural actors, ranging from the French Ministry of Culture to the Picasso Museum, Artcurial and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
As the director of development of Le Jardin Imparfait, Alya now has the opportunity to accompany strong cultural actors, mainly in the fields of music and performing arts. Alya also works on other projects as a free-lance Artistic Director and consultant (A.N.other way Agency).
Michael Lints' entrepreneurial spirit kicked in shortly after graduating from The Hague University of Applied Science, when he left the largest insurance and asset management company in The Netherlands to start his own IT business. In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch’s small and medium-size enterprise to help them with capital financing, development and relevant support and strategy.
Through his earlier venture in the Netherlands, Michael got acquainted with Golden Gate Ventures and moved his family to Singapore to join them in 2013 to help with fundraising, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. Michael has helped raised over over US$60M for Golden Gate Ventures and its portfolio companies and made Partner in 2017.
Michael is a former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam and a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He is a true believer in a work-life balance lifestyle and has completed marathons, cycling and Ironman races all over the world in his spare time and was recently appointed the Singapore ambassador for top cycling brand, Trek.