Helen Al Uzaizi
Having spent the last 4 of her 13 years of experience within the entrepreneurship development and mentoring sphere, Helen comes with vast knowledge of the SME eco-system within the MENA region.
Previously the CEO of the UK based mentoring Mowgli Foundation, Helen’s rich knowledge of the challenges entrepreneurs face covers geographies including the UK, Jordan, Algeria, Egypt to Qatar amongst others.
Helen has been featured in Forbes Middle East talking about empowering entrepreneurs and was awarded the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders on behalf of Mowgli as the Best Mentor Network in the Arab World.
Before Mowgli, Helen spent 2.5 years at the Jordan River Foundation, an NGO founded and chaired by HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah working on community development and youth entrepreneurship. Her role included program development, fundraising, impact assessment as well as communications.
Her passion for socio-economic development came after enjoying 9 years in the marketing communications industry at leading agencies WPP (Young & Rubicam and Wunderman) and Saatchi & Saatchi working on global brands such as LG, Porsche, Audi, EMAAR, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Zain Telecom to name a few.
Helen is a Jordanian who grew up in Bahrain and later studied Law & Government at the University of Manchester, UK and is a Certified Marketing Executive (CME). She has completed an Executive Education program at Columbia University.