GENNY GHANIMEHFounder & CEO, Mind Cloud Tribe
Following her passions for the MicroFinance & the Online industries, and after a life-altering trek in Kilimanjaro, Genny founded Pi Slice in March 2013 and negotiated a partnership agreement with MicroWorld from the Group PlanetFinance to build and administer the first crowd-lending platform for microfinance in MENA.
This journey led to Genny founding Mind Cloud Academy, the 1st entrepreneurship academy teaching a program of 10 certified courses under KHDA,. The program ends with a demo day of the investment deck to a panel of regional VCs & Investors.
Founding Mind Cloud Tribe comes as a natural progression after Mind Cloud Academy. An online platform of tutorials, tools, tool-builders for the Business Plan and the Investment, along a market-place for experts and tutorials. Mind Cloud Tribe’s vision is to allow anyone, anywhere, to overcome all the barriers and challenges, be able to fulfill their dreams and step into their vision.
Along with Mind Cloud, Genny is a founding member of the EMIR Mentorship Program at London Business School and a recognized Business Coach with a track record of 30+ founders, CEOs & entrepreneurs. She is mostly passionate about helping others find their ‘real inner why’, while equipping them with resilience, self-belief and other resources to thrive.
Prior to Pi Slice & Mind Cloud, Genny began her career in Project Finance, and later shifted her focus to the financial industry and business development, where she honed her entrepreneurial skills in founding her 1st company Pro-ID in 2003; initiating start-ups and identifying market opportunities for international corporations. In 2007, Genny founded and managed Pi Investments, working on mergers and acquisitions deals in emerging countries. In 2010, Genny joined a DIFC based investment bank as the Head of Business Development.
Genny is a recognized voice, and a dedicated Author and Contributor in different outlets like Entrepreneur Magazine, Executive Magazine, Philanthropy Age and Pi Slice Blog, writing about Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, CSR and Microfinance. She is a Founding Mentor at EMIR Program at London Business School . Genny also organized and launched CEO Talks interviews in partnership with Impact Hub and In5 Dubai, where she interviewed top Dubai CEOs. She is a regular Professional Speaker at events like Global CSR Congress, SME Advisor Events, WEF.
Genny has an M.A. in Civil Engineering, a B.S in Physics, an MBA from London Business School (UK) and Business Coaching Certificate from Universal Coach Institute.
REBECA POPFounder, Vizlogue
Rebeca is the founder of Vizlogue, a global Data Visualization and Storytelling Lab that offers training and consulting services. Vizlogue's mission is to help companies and organizations communicate more effectively with data.
The story behind Vizlogue? Rebeca has spent the last 10 years working in digital analytics, and the last 3 years teaching data visualization at the University of Chicago and at DePaul University, both in the US.
Teaching gave Rebeca the opportunity to understand data visualization at a much deeper level, and helped her see that she could use her skills to help others elevate their data visualization and storytelling practices.