Arabic version is being worked on and will be ready soon

Innovation Station Program

Feb 2, 2021

Young Arab Leaders and GEMS World Academy are collaborating to bring to you The Innovation Station, a program that will consist of mentorship sessions and a series of inspirational talks that will focus on harnessing the creative and innovative potential among the students of GWA who will serve as future change makers, innovators, and leaders.   

Session 1  - YAL Speaker Louise Clements, Head of Marketing, IBM Systems, Middle East and Africa

"Find a workplace that is connected to your values." - Louise Clements

YAL Speaker Louise is a passionate, result-oriented leader with 25+ years of Information Technology sales management, business development and marketing experience across Europe, Middle East and Africa. She excels at motivating teams and managing a broad range of business development, marketing and talent/skill development activities across many cultures and disciplines to drive transformation and business impact. She was a speaker at the Innovation Station program under the theme of Marketing. She discussed predictions on marketing growth, how marketing can grow businesses and the importance of starting to understand data and information technology.  

Session 2  - YAL Member Omar Al Handal, Managing Director of Al Handal International Group

''The secret of passion is purpose."  - Omar Al Handal

Omar Al Handal is the Managing Director of Al Handal International Group and the Co-Founder of The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship. The Station is Baghdad’s first co-working space and has quickly become one of Iraq’s leading co-working spaces. He was a speaker at the Innovation Station program under the theme of Entrepreneurship, a collaboration between YAL and GEMS World Academy. He talked about how setting short term goals help you aim higher, the importance of the business model and to always take risks and learn from them.