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Jihad Hajjouji

MBA Student, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Biography

Jihad is a graduate of the African Leadership Academy, and has been working on areas of social impact in Africa and the Middle East for the past five years. Her experience ranges from high-level interaction and fundraising with international organisms such as the United Nations Academic Impact, the British Council, and the World Economic Forum, to grassroots training and facilitation with youth and women in Morocco and the United States. In her capacity as a consultant at Dalberg in Johannesburg, Dakar, and Abu Dhabi, Jihad worked on areas ranging from strategy to private sector investments to youth unemployment. Outside of work and school, Jihad is the co-founder and advisor of Rabat Entrepreneurial Challenge, a Moroccan NGO that tackles youth unemployment through entrepreneurship education.

Jihad holds a B.A in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College in the US, and is currently pursuing her MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before her B.A, Jihad was trained in South Africa at the African Leadership Academy for two years, where she gained invaluable exposure to the world of social entrepreneurship.