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Alwaleed Abdeen

Founder Ya Zool Events


Location: Lancaster, UK


Alwaleed holds a master’s in E-business and Innovation from Lancaster University which enables learning into how companies innovate with digital technologies to create new business models, products, and services with an additional focus on digital entrepreneurship. He has over four years of experience in areas of digital marketing, customer services, project management and youth empowerment. He is an Alumni of the Chevening Scholarship, Mandela Washington Fellowship and the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program in addition to other numerous regional and international programs. Alwaleed previously worked at Kindle Solutions a leading marketing agency in Sudan; He is the founder of Ya Zool Events which aims to gather all the events relevant to Sudanese in one place and  the founder of Ya Zool For9a Network which aims to empower and raise the capacity of youth by providing information, opportunities and stimulate innovation, participation, and cooperation among all members of the Sudanese community.
MSc E-Business and Innovation – Lancaster University, UK
BSc Plastic Engineering – Sudan University of Science and Technology

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