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Hala Hanna
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Hala Hanna is the director of Economic Prosperity at Solve – an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work focuses on solving, through innovation and partnership, challenges such as economic inequality and the future of work in an era of profound digital transformation. Hanna’s career revolves around policy, strategy and building partnerships 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.  She also advises nonprofits on strategy and business models. Her last appointment at the World Economic Forum was as director of Strategy & Impact. In 2015, she co-founded a policy platform that counts 63,000 subscribers. Hanna holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard University and in development economics from American University, in Washington, D.C. Her bachelor’s in economics was from the American University of Beirut. She was a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum. Hanna is a senior advisor of Women Political Leaders Global Forum.

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