Our Team

We are a team of volunteers who came together for this noble cause, interested to join, click here to support our work.

Dr Abeer Pharaon

Founder and Director

Holder of Ph.D. in Change Management and Organisation Development from Loughborough University (Developing Innovation Culture in Organisations); MSc in Operations Management and Manufacturing Systems from the University of Nottingham; PGCert in Strategic Management from the University of Cambridge; and BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan, also completed PGCert in Digital Pedagogy from Arden University. Currently working as Program Lead for MSc in Strategic Leadership and Senior Lecturer in Leadership at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have 10 years of experience in designing and delivering highly specialised consultation projects and training in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the UK private and governmental sectors, UAE and Jordan. Certified Stanford University in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Curriculum including Design Thinking Methodology, Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator, Certified Lumina Learning Psychometric and Emotional Intelligence. Founded ACEIL in Manchester and looking to expand its services to support refugees and disadvantaged youth wherever they are.

Bushra Naser

Project Manager

I am the Project Manager at ACEIL, I have an Industrial Engineering background, and project management work experience. I have a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Hashemite University – Jordan and graduated in 2018 within the top 5% of the class. I also earned an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management and graduated with distinction from the University of Nottingham – United Kingdom. I also have experience as a project engineer in Innovation Culture Consulting company, after working with both branches in Jordan and the United Kingdom

Ahmad Abu Jaish

PUBLIC RELATIONS & Marketing manager

I have many experiences with Sustainable development projects and management of various sectors (women, youth, farmers, employment, water and agriculture projects) during my work with institutions Msc. Sustainable and Rural Development, and BSc. Management and Entrepreneurship. Currently, I am the marketing and public relations manager at ACEIL.

Ibrahim AbuRas


I have a BSc in electrical engineering from Birzeit University, during university, and after graduation, I got many pieces of training related to my career and others related to self-development, Aceil introduced the subjects of self-development, leadership, and entrepreneurship….. Professionally using exciting, scientific and modern methods.

Carmen Dweikat

Public Relations & Marketing

I am a member of the Public Relations and Marketing team at ACEIL, I have a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Building institutions and human development, I am a social activist with many experiences in Sustainable development projects and management of various sectors ( women, youth, training,employment, and civic entrepreneurship ) during my work with institutions.

Rahaf Saghir


I am a civil-environmental engineer, I have certificates in renewable energy, sustainable architecture, water resources engineering, electric waste treatment, and green entrepreneurship. Currently, I am an active member of ACEIL and I aim to be a part in delivering ACEIL’s mission to develop youth.

Mohammed Alkharouf


I have a BSc in Electrical Engineering from An-Najah National University – Palestine. I have many experiences in working with different electrical systems regarding the design and implementation of low voltage systems and working with electrical control systems, medium voltage systems, and telecommunication systems. I joined ACEIL after enjoying the training I took with them and currently, I am a member of the training and programs team in ACEIL.

Tasneem Naser


I am a member of the financial and fundraising team at ACEIL, I have a BSc degree in Islamic Banking from the University of Jordan with a GPA 3.57 out of 4.

Now, I’m working as an accountant at The Conservation of the Holy Quran Society in Amman.

At the same time, I have my own business which is an online shop, so working as an owner of an online business has increased my appetite to learn more about innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership which are the main subjects provided by ACEIL.

Hind Abu Rmealah


I have a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Home economics from a Jordanian university. Then I moved to Turkey, and I earned a master’s degree in Teaching Arabic for non-native speakers. I have 5 years of experience in teaching. I currently work for EDEP Centre for Excellence Education and work in the management and administration team with ACEIL. I also joined ACEIL’s training in Personal development, Innovation, and design thinking; which helped me to develop my professional career and personal skills.

Fatima Arshad


Salaam, my name is Fatima and I am an LLB Law and LLM Public International Law graduate from the University of Manchester. I have several years of experience in the NGO/ charity sector as a volunteer and an employee. I have joined ACEIL as part of the Partnerships and Funding Team. ACEIL’s vision of equipping refugees with personal development skills, allowing them to self-actualise and gain independence is of utmost importance and I look forward to being a part of this project.

Shayma Abuissa


I have a BSc in Civil Engineering from An-najah National University.

For the last five years, I worked in many jobs related to my field, I got training courses related to civil engineering and self development.

I am excited to be part of the Aceil team. I finished three training levels in self-development, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Now I am part of the Aceil building team.

Summeya Ijaz


Salaam and Hello! My name is Summeya and I am currently studying Business at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have several years of experience volunteering for multiple charities and have worked on many consultancy projects to help reduce inequalities in Greater Manchester. I have joined ACEIL as part of the Partnership and Funding team. I am honored to be a part of ACEIL, as their goals are integral to creating a better quality of life for those in need.

Mohammad Salah


I’m a mechanical Engineer with 13 years of experience since graduation from An-najah National University in Nablus – Palestine 2008.

Working as an engineering manager in a pharmaceutical company.

I have been working with the ACEIL team to build ACEIL (Arab Center for entrepreneurship innovation and Leadership) in order to support youth in the Arab world to have a strong personality and help them to start their practical life after graduation.

Enas Hijazi


I am a holder of B.Sc and M.Sc in Engineering Management, and I am PMP®, PMI-ACP® certified. 

I have experience in HR and quality assurance. As a human resource planning team leader I worked on identifying training and development needs through job analysis, designing and developing training and programs. In addition to monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees through questionnaires and discussions with managers. Furthermore, strategic development and networking with international organizations were part of my roles to maintain the development and exchange experience with peer organizations. Currently I am working with Aceil and assisting in developing training programs using my +20 years of experience.

Shereen AlSayyed


I am a Bachelor’s degree holder in Chemical Engineering, and I have a Masters degree in Business Administration. 

With experience in Quality Management, Project Management, Corporate Governance, strategic planning, Process Improvement, International management Standards, Internal & External Auditing (compliance and risk-based audit), (RECP) UNIDO Expert Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production, CoRT critical thinking trainer. Currently, I am working with Aceil and assisting in developing training programs using my +25 years of experience.

Shereen Shakaa


Results-oriented professional trainer and development consultant, adult learning presentation, direction, and process training development. Skilled at communicating and motivating team members, facilitating change management processes through the public and private sector, and managing projects.