Bassam Zaitoon

International Coordinator

Bassam Zaitoon has a Master degree in Leadership and Management in the international context from Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has also studied many separated courses in many fields among Business English, Decision and Risk Analysis, Knowledge Management, and Business Intelligence in Karlstad University, University of Gävle and Luleå University of Technology. Bassam has broad international experience in the education sector and also a good background at managing administrative and finance tasks.

Regarding his volunteer activity, he has worked as a volunteer with Syrian Researchers Initiative and currently he is the International Coordinator at ECESAO. Bassam is always been interested in working with developing issues. That is, in empowering people to take better choices for their life’s. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bassam-zaitoon-070b49b5/

Hind Shalfeh


Website Manager

Hind Shalfeh is a Software Engineer who got her bachelor degree in 2016 from Tishreen University (Syria), Faculty of Informatics Engineering, she has experience in Web Development, System Analysis and Automation.
She has worked in an NGO (Caritas Syria ) as a social worker/ IT Assistant and got promoted to IT & Data manager then analyzed the system and developed a C# desktop application for Latakia office.
Hind believes giving back is key to a meaningful life – a tenet she lives out through her volunteering in an NGO (Oussret Alikhaa) in Latakia, as an English teacher for children with cerebral palsy, also volunteered as a System Analyst ,a PHP developer for LookinMena initiative where she developed a wordpress plugin (Admins Post Statistics).
All of Hind’s voluntary work has one primary aim, which is to help build society. Her personal attitude conveys kindness and warmth.
She has a degree of certified excellence in Communication Skills awarded by the European Training Center in Budapest (Hungary).
She is fueled by her passion for Artificial Intelligence Technologies, her graduation project was “Iris Recognition System Using Neural Networks”, hoping to pursue her master’s degree in Germany soon.
Hind is currently working as a freelance web developer and learning German, in addition to four languages she already knows Arabic, English, French and a little bit Japanese.


Mubarak Mohammed Noor


HR Officer at ECESAO

Mubarak is a young Sudanese, has more than five years of experience in the administration, executive, and voluntarism positions. Mubarak earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Khartoum. Now he is an MSc student at Necmettin Erbakan University in Turkey. while he is a volunteer as HR Officer at The European Centre for Economic Studies of the Arab Orient – ECESAO.

Mubarak has a career experience in several sectors such as telecommunications, banking, and hospitality, he worked as a professional employee in many positions like HR, quality and administrative development, supervision, coordination, and product development.

Mubarak has a passion for volunteerism issues and community service, he works as a volunteer in many local and international organizations, and he is a co-founder of some community organizations and voluntary initiatives. Mubarak has a strong passion for empowerment youth.

Mubarak seeks to be part of a highly professional team, to get greater challenges and more responsibilities in a leader company, to apply the knowledge obtained from his previous work experience and widen it.

Mubarak believes that the best and fastest way to gather people and get their support for any issue is by working and showing results, and that’s exactly what he’s trying to do in his life.

Marwa Saadani 


Media Assistant

I’m Project Coordinator a ‎Youth’More . i got my License of Multimedia applies to art , i was a Communication Manager at Tunisian Association of Alternative Media in 2014 . I have experience in Enterprise creation and composition of promoters, I participated in the World Social Forum (press center and media). i was a volunteer at Young African Women in Leadership.

Jamile Youssef


Research Assistant

I hold a M.A. degree in Applied Economics, from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, my thesis titled was “Effect of Monetary Policy on Real Estate Prices in Lebanon”. I have worked as Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant for two years and have been involved in several researches about Lebanon. My topics of interest are Migration, Level of Happiness, and Real Estate Market, Unemployment Rate in the Arab World and Training & development. I volunteered in ECESAO because I believe there is a lack in research and data in the Middle-East countries and especially in Lebanon and I would love to be a part in booming the research field in this area, and be involved in high quality researches which is policy oriented and relevant.