For over a decade Director Lina Hourani has turned Al Ahli Group’s vision into action by running youth development, women empowerment and corporate social responsibility training programs across 4 different continents. An award-winning human development and CSR specialist, she has worked extensively with youth from the UAE, Jordan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Greece, Italy and the UK.
Ms. Hourani has led Al Ahli Group’s efforts to help youth identify business opportunities, develop their entrepreneurial skills and make social impact – shifting them from being job seekers to job providers. Highly successful programs she has created include Global Business Opportunity (GBO), Women for Business, Business for a Cause and the flagship CSR in Action Program.
As an international award-winning expert, she is a frequent speaker in regional and international CSR, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and youth development seminars and conferences.
Prior to Al Ahli, Ms. Hourani filled several positions focusing on youth development and training at leading NGOs and institutes in Jordan. This included the Royal Health Awareness Society and several USAID youth development programs and organizations. She also conducted trainings for more than 2000 senior professional and young leaders in the UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, the UK and the USA.
Ms. Hourani holds a Master degree in Public Relations and Communications from the University of Westminster in London, a BA in Political Science & French Literature from the University of Jordan and a Diploma in neuro-linguistic programming from Canada.
Ms. Lina Hourani
CSR Division Director