Hala Hanna

Managing Director, Community at Solve– an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hala’s career revolves around building partnerships and strategies for social impact. This includes a public-private initiative for employment in the Middle East at the World Economic Forum, advising governments on public sector reform and donor engagement through her work at the World Bank and the UN, and building strategies and business models for non-profits. Her last appointment at the World Economic Forum was as Director of Strategy and Impact. In 2015, she cofounded a policy platform that counts over 100 thousand subscribers.

Hala holds masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and in Development Economics from American University, DC. Her Bachelors in Economics was from the American University of Beirut. She was a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum and is a Senior Advisor to Women Political Leaders Global Forum.