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Ara Fernezian

Founder & CEO

Ara is an entrepreneur, author, founder & CEO of Stratecis, specialized in designing and producing human-centered experiences, platforms and content to connect entrepreneurs and youth with resources and content to accelerate their growth and create positive impact.

Ara is sustainability and youth empowerment advocate, throughout his +27 years of experience in connecting people, creating enabling communities, launching action-driven initiatives and shaping agendas across vital industries and global trends.

 

Ara led the development and co-execution of globally renowned platforms such as World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Youth4Sustainability Platform, Sir Bani Yas Forum, Climate Innovation Exchange, Sustainable Finance Forum, Innovate4Good, Impact Investment Forum, SMEtribe, CEO Program,…

He worked as the Group Managing Director - ME for the world’s largest exhibition company RX (part of RELX plc) for 12 years and received recognition for his contribution from Government leaders and received RX’s Global Chairman Award in 2010. He has Masters in Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris; he is the author of “Note To Self” and "Lean a Little About a Lot" and co-author of FutureSkills2030 Report and Transformational Entrepreneurship case study.