FOUNDER & CHAIRWOMAN OF TORCH ACADEMY AND PRESIDENT & CEO OF TECHNOLOGY SARL.
Dr. Ghinwa Jalloul
Dr. Jalloul is the Founder and Chairman of Torch Sal., an IT boot camp, accelerator and startup enabler with the mission of accelerating transition of Lebanon to knowledge Information Technology Economy (KITE), established under BDL decree 331.
She is also the Founder and President/CEO of *.Technology Sarl, a software consultancy and software development house with pioneering and award winning applications and software solutions.
Noteably, she is a former member of the Lebanese Parliament, a former chair of the Information Technology Parliamentary Committee, and a keynote speaker at many Local, Regional and
International conferences and Forums. In 2004, Dr. Jalloul received a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Dr. Jalloul has been awarded the following:
o Creativity Award from UNESCO, 2009.
o Award Winner of Arab Distinguished Women (http://www.arabwf.org) Arab Women
Studies Center, Under Umbrella of Arab League,2007
o Ambassador of Peace, Universal Peace Federation, 2007
Some of her leading projects include:
o Learnnet multilingual e-learning and mobile learning management systems
o Ikraa for literacy and Basic Work skills (www.ikraa.me)
o UNESCO Creativity Award
o Stockholm Challenge Finalist
o Sited in ITU Connected Schools Project and WSIS stock taking report
o Beacon for business management and communication (beacon.technologysarl.com)
o Capital Markets E-learning project with UNITAR