JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Saturday 2 February 2013
Last update 2 February 2013 12:09 am
A visiting US expert on innovation and business acceleration is meeting key officials at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry this morning.
Michelle Messina, CEO of the international consulting and advisory firm Explora International, is in Jeddah for meetings with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and other groups after spending several days in both Riyadh and Dhahran.
Messina is an entrepreneur, consultant, and a trainer on the topics of innovation, business acceleration, market readiness, technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and leadership.
She was an original mentor in the US Department of State program Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas for Women Entrepreneurs that evolved in the Global Women’s Business Initiative.
The program is focused on economic empowerment and public-private partnerships for SME
growth, according to a report.