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Saana Azzam
Saana Azzam, graduated from the esteemed Stockholm School of Economics with a Masters in Economics.
Her adept skills and knowledge in market analysis, investments, research and finance has earned her
the prestigious title of ‘Female Economist of the Year’. She undertook public speaking assignments in
Europe on leadership and leading Generation Y and is listed as one of Sweden’s 101 ‘Supertalents’ in
2012, and recognized as a Top 30 Under 30 influencers in 2015. Saana’s exemplary expertise lies in the
Art of Public Speaking and the Art of Sales. She is a certified NLP Practitioner and incorporates this
skill-set in her trainings. Her speaking engagements have covered audience sizes from 5 up to 1000 persons
and she has presented in Europe and the Middle East with clients such as Ericsson, Spotify, official
functions and more.
Saana Azzam took over the responsibilities as Financial Sales Executive of Saxo Bank Middle East since
November 2013 and pursued a banking career till 2016. Prior to Saxo Bank, Saana worked in the precious
metals industry for the Swiss based company MKS/Pamp in a Business Development role covering institutional
clients including Central Banks in the Middle East. She has played a key role as Business Developer
in American Express and has also gained market research experience while serving at Barclays Capital as
Summer Analyst FX Sales.
Saana Azzam is the founder of MENA Speakers whose life mission and purpose is to create an improved
image of the world through dialogue.