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Dword_avatar Alex Safos
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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA EXPERT

Arab World and Regional Socio-political and Cultural Observer with Applied Field Expertise

Proven global leader with nearly 12 years of experience analyzing and engaging Middle East & North Africa cultures via multiple channels, including: the design, marketing, and management of cultural immersion, study abroad, and experiential education programs; management of multi-year, multi-discipline sustainable development programs encompassing new enterprise creation, cultural heritage preservation, and civil society strengthening; and seminal grassroots field experience in Morocco teaching English and launching an Arabic language institute. Diversified client base and relationship management experience ranging from students, parents, high schools, and universities to US and foreign government officials, foreign enterprises, and Global 2000 companies.

Strengths:

Exceptional degree of cultural sensitivity, global awareness, and self-awareness
Versatility in function (strategy-to-tactics), language, and setting (domestic and international)
Creative, unconventional problem-solver
Innovative, pioneering, self-motivated, and results-driven
Competitive and team-oriented
Inspired by varied settings, characters, and dynamic situations
Excellent writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills

Areas of Expertise:

Arab World Socio-political and Cultural Knowledge
Arab World field and living experience
Arabic Language Conversational Proficiency, General Linguistic Facility
Cultural Immersion, Cross-cultural Exchange
Experiential Travel & Study Abroad
Program Design, Management, Measurement & Evaluation
Sustainable Development
Branding, Marketing, Advertising/Messaging & Communications
Business Development
Client/Relationship Cultivation and Management