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Ara Fernezian

Ara Fernezian



United Arab Emirates

Ara is an impact-driven entrepreneur, founder & CEO of Stratecis, an Abu Dhabi based purpose-driven company founded in 2018, specialized in creating platforms, specialist markets and initiatives to enable the growth of the innovation ecosystem& empower MENA's next generation of sustainability & tech for good entrepreneurs and innovators.

Ara served the MICE industry for +23 years, worked as the Group Managing Director - ME for the world's largest exhibition company Reed Exhibitions (part of RELX plc) from 2006 to 2018 and served ADNEC and ADCCI from 1995 to 2006.

He serves the sustainability industry since 2008 through Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, World Future Energy Summit, Climate Innovation Exchange until 2019 and recently through Innovate4Good Innovation Platform; Impact Investment Forum; and Youth4sustainability Platform an initiative by Masdar that supports the growth of the next generation of sustainability leaders.

Ara has Masters in Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from NEC Paris; he is the author of “Note To Self” and co-author of FutureSkills2O30 Report and Transformational Entrepreneurship case study; and received Reed's Global Chairman Award in 2010.

Speaker on

Managing Disruption: Rethinking the Future

Panel Collaboration
05/26/2021 | 16:00 - 16:45 | DWTC - Hall 4