This week the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, welcomed guest speaker Mohamed Malouche, Chairman of the Tunisian American Young Professionals.

President Lisa McCurdy opened the meeting at 12:30 pm and requested everyone silence all cell phones.
 
President Lisa McCurdy led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
The guest speaker was introduced, Mohamed Malouche, Chairman of the Tunisian American Young Professionals. Mohamed Malouche is a Partner at Deloitte Africa with 20 years of experience in designing/implementing large transformational programs for international financial institutions and public sector clients. He leads the International Donors division at Deloitte Afrique focusing on local economic development and service delivery, private sector development, digital transformation (egov, IT modernization) and energy.
 
Mohamed is currently the board Chairman of the Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP), the largest Tunisian American diaspora professional association which seeks to increase economic cooperation, ties and exchanges between Tunisia and the United States. He has been providing economic counsel to important governmental actions related to investment, innovation and entrepreneurship in Tunisia, particularly a US-Tunisia partnership for the promotion of technology innovation, and several programs to enhance young Tunisian entrepreneurs’ soft skills. He is a frequent speaker in numerous US-Tunisia conferences including at the State Department, Clinton Global Initiative, World Bank and in media such as CNN, AlJazeera, Skynews or NPR.
 
Mohamed is also a board member and the Treasurer of the Tunisian American Enterprise Fund, a $100M fund that is currently investing in Tunisian SMEs and startups. He is the founder of PromoTunisia, a services company focused on promoting the image of Tunisia as a cultural and investment hub to and American audience.
 
Mohamed holds a Masters in Information Systems from Telecom Paris Sud in France, and a Masters in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. He is an institutional development specialist in emerging markets and currently leads a trade and investment capacity building program in Tunisia aimed at enabling regional chambers of commerce to become the catalyst of local economic activities.
 
President Lisa McCurdy adjourned the weekly meeting with final remarks at 1:30 p.m.