Ms. Salam Yamout
National ICT Strategy Coordinator
Salam Yamout is the National ICT Strategy Coordinator at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers since July 2010. Per such, she handles the innovation and ICT portfolios for the Prime Minister. Before that, Salam was Program Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility at Cisco since 2005. Salam has 20 years experience in the development and management of ICT systems for both the private and public sectors, the formulation of ICT Strategies and ICT for Development (ICT4D) programs. She has consulted with the EU, UN, ESCWA, the Ministry of Administrative Reform, and the Ministry of Economy.

Salam holds an MBA from ESCP-EAP, Paris / Ecole Supérieure des Affaires, Beirut in 2005. Salam also holds a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) in 1987 and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Valparaiso University (Indiana, USA) in 1985.

Salam has been head of the jury committee for the pan Arab “MIT Arab Business Plan Competition”, she is also the Secretary General of the MIT Enterprise Forum for the Pan Arab Region since 2005. In this capacity she has been evaluating business plans and entrepreneurs alike, especially in the area of technology for more than five years. Salam served as a final jurist for the “Maurice Fadel Business Plan Competition” in 2010.

A serial social entrepreneur, Ms. Yamout is the founder of Women in IT, the Lebanese Broadband Stakeholders Group, and the Lebanon Chapter of the Internet Society. Finally, she is a member of the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections, the Lebanese Transparency Association, and the Order of Engineers of Beirut. She is a certified PMP with the Project Management Institute.