JURY

Final Jury 2019

Noomane Fehri

was the Minister of Digital Economy in Tunisia in 2015 & 2016. He is known to be a reformer and a leader in the digital economy. His mandate has initiated the emergence of a Tunisian startups ecosystem which Noomane decided to support through the “Technology Payment card” & the “Startup Act” Law.

After 20 years of international career in Energy & technology, in 10 countries, he decided to dedicate his time to politics and was elected in 2011 in the Constituent Assembly and re-elected to the Assembly of People’s Representatives in 2014.
In 2017, Noomane quit politics & Founded B@Labs, a Startup Incubator launched with BIAT, the first privately-owned bank in Tunisia.

Noomane, has a master degree in Geophysics from ENS-ULM & an engineering degree from French Petroleum Institute.

Malek Khadraoui

is the president and cofounder of Al Khatt, he is also the editorial director of inkyfada, one of Al Khatt projects, focused on long form journalism, data-journalism and investigation.

Malek is Nawaat NGO’ co-founder in 2011 and Editor-in-chief of nawaat.org till October 2013. Graduated in business administration he is a blogger and anti-censorship activist, he has a special interest in investigative journalism , data journalism and photography. Besides being journalist and Editorial director of inkyfada, Malek is also a trainer and expert in media strategy development.

Amel Saidane

is an entrepreneur, ecosystem builder and digital transformation expert. She is president of Tunisian Startups, the association giving a voice to Tunisian startups. She has co-founded a Startup building a knowledge base and career management platform.

She also acts as management consultant specialising in digital transformation and business strategy. She is an innovation and digital transformation activist acting for instance as Tunisia ambassador for Digital Arabia Network, a platform supporting the digital transformation in the arab world, seedtars startup competition and World Summit Awards for digital innovation.

She also a member of the BMW Responsible Leaders Network. Prior to that she has acted in different sales and client relationship management roles. Working in Tunisia for some of the largest multinationals (Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia Siemens), Amel has an extensive knowledge of the Tunisian market and sales and marketing management practices.

First Jury 2019

Mehdi Fathallah

is program director at B@Labs, a start-up incubator launched with BIAT, the first private bank in Tunisia. This incubation platform aims to anchor entrepreneurial practice in Tunisia and promote a sustainable ecosystem for Tunisian start-ups.

Malek Khadraoui

is the president and cofounder of Al Khatt, he is also the editorial director of inkyfada, one of Al Khatt projects, focused on long form journalism, data-journalism and investigation.

Malek is Nawaat NGO’ co-founder in 2011 and Editor-in-chief of nawaat.org till October 2013. Graduated in business administration he is a blogger and anti-censorship activist, he has a special interest in investigative journalism , data journalism and photography. Besides being journalist and Editorial director of inkyfada, Malek is also a trainer and expert in media strategy development.

Ameni Rahmani

is a project coordinator for Al Khatt. She is specialized in entrepreneurship and employment, management, strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Ameni worked on UE projects for entrepreneurs in Tunisia. During her master’s degree in management, she worked with Orange and WWF on their CSR strategy and projects and shortly afterward she started working on Entrepreneurship with Tunisian and Italian NGOs. Ameni has now a dual role at Al Khatt: project coordinator and administrative manager.

Paul Schütte

is a scientist  specialised on robotics and artificial intelligence as well as an entrepreneur. He made an apprenticeship at Mercedes-Benz and studied physics and computer science. He has a Master of Science in computer science. Currently he works at the DW Akademie as project associate and project manager. Besides that he works on his startup illuminaris, synchronizing mobile devices at large scale.