Salam Yacoub

Director of Operations

Mrs Salam Yacoub is the Director of Operations at Educate A Child. She develops and manages all EAC systems with regard to its operational work, and also serves as primary liaison between EAC partners and EAC management, technical and legal teams.  Salam is responsible for ensuring internal review and feedback of financial reports to EAC management and partners alike.  Mrs. Yacoub supports EAC in organizational budgetary creation and review.

Prior to her work at EAC, Ms. Yacoub worked as Associate Director for Operations at the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute (RQPI) in Doha, Qatar,where she was responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, outreach, administration and fiscal management of all RQPI operations. Salam also served as secretary to the board of overseers at RQPI.

Mrs. Yacoub has over 20 years of work experience in the Middle East and North America. She has experience in start-up operations, business development, and business process improvement. She has expertise in results-oriented public management methods such as strategic planning, organizational performance management, and measurement, program evaluation, and quality improvement methods.

Mrs. Yacoub has worked in multiple sectors, including oil and gas, media, consulting, and policy research. She is fluent in Arabic, English, and French and holds a BA in psycholinguistics from the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.