Mrs. Audra SHALLAL
Managing Director

A trilingual (English, French, Italian) American national and French Resident received her International Business and International Economics degrees from the American University of Paris (AUP), her MBA at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and her DEA degree in Strategic Management at the Sorbonne. Currently founder and Managing Director of an International Strategic Management Firm, Audra maintains two streams of specialization: Entrepreneurship-Business Planning and Pitch Coaching-Investor Ready Programs. She has over ten years of experience in strategic management, business development, business and marketing plans, and product development in a wide range of industry sectors. She consults for international organizations such as OECD, UNEP, UNIDO and the European Commission, gives conferences and teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses on Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Finance, Strategic Creativity and Strategic Management to the Grandes Ecoles such as ENSCP, X, ParisTech, CELSA. Audra has played a key role in launching the Enterprise Financing Network within the MENA – OECD Investment Programme which creates a unique platform to connect entrepreneurs, financiers (business angels, private equity, venture capital, etc.) research bodies and policymakers in order to improve the conditions for financing entrepreneurship thus bridging the equity gap. She is past Vice-President of the Femmes Business Angels and the American Club of Paris and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the XMP Business Angels, the Advisory Board of Tenmou – Bahrain’s First Business Angel Company, the Paris Executive Business Accelerator, and the Executive Board of the MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network. She manages entrepreneurship programs using a unique interactive pedagogical approach to the steps taken in creating a professional business plan and pitching to potential investors and participates on a number of business plan competitions annually as a jury member on a national and international level. Besides being involved in the promotion of Women Entrepreneurs, she is increasing greater awareness for Women Business Angels in the MENA region and is an accredited Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and the BiD Network. Audra, a former professional classical ballet dancer, is also continually pursuing performing arts initiatives.

Sectors of Personal Expertise: Life Sciences / Energy, Clean Technology, Environment / ICT

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  BOSS Consulting
Paris, France

Promotes Entrepreneurship and Angel Investing through Programs, Mentoring, BP Competitions, BA Networks and Women Economic Empowerment in EU and MENA region

BOSS Consulting est une société Américaine de management stratégique spécialisée dans les services destinés aux entrepreneurs et aux startups. La société aide ses clients à développer leur entreprise, à ajuster les plans destinés à produire des avantages compétitifs à long terme et à assurer le financement initial grâce à l’apport des Business Angels et des spécialistes du capital-risque. BOSS Consulting intervient auprès des grandes organisations internationales, mais également des Grandes Ecoles et universités pour promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat, l’innovation et le financement d’amorçage, conduisant à cet effet de nombreuses conférences et ateliers. Boss Consulting a pour mission spécifique de sensibiliser, promouvoir et soutenir l'entrepreneuriat féminin et pérenniser les entreprises créées en région MENA et Afrique de l'Ouest. BOSS Consulting intervient plus généralement dans le renforcement de l’écosystème l’entrepreneurial de la région MENA et du Sud-Est européen en facilitant les synergies entre entrepreneurs, investisseurs, organismes de recherche et responsables politiques.

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