Industry: Culture & Society
Designation: Regional director
Soraya Salti took over a floundering educational non-governmental organisation program in Jordan — INJAZ — in 2001 and turned it into a national entity that now reaches 68,000 students a year.
Raising her sights to the regional level in 2004, she has since led the expansion of INJAZ into twelve Arab countries and brought INJAZ to more than 300,000 Arab youngsters. Soraya has been recognised as a 2006 Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year and as a WEF Young Global Leader. Since 2010, INJAZ al-Arab has reached 500,000 Arab youth in thirteen countries.