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Hala Hanna
Solve at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Hala Hanna is the managing director for community at Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She oversees Solve’s community work in economic prosperity, learning, health and sustainability. Hanna engages members of the Solve community and brokers partnerships that catalyze Solve’s impact. Hanna’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 co-founded a policy platform that counts over 100 thousand subscribers. Hanna holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, and in development economics from American University, DC. Her bachelor’s 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.


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