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Chadia El Meouchi Naoum is managing partner of Badri and Salim El Meouchi Law Firm, a leading regional law firm in the Middle East, based in Lebanon and Qatar and is a member of the New York Bar. Chadia has been recognized by Financial News as amongst the top 50 Most Influential Women in Middle East Finance (2019). She was also recognized by International Financial Law Review IFLR Women Leaders Top 300 global (2018 and 2019). Chadia is also consistently recognized as a leading corporate and commercial lawyer in a number of law directories and guides, including Chambers Global Guide for Leading Lawyers every year since 2004 (Lebanon and Qatar). Since 2007, she was also selected as a leading corporate and finance lawyer by each of the International Financial Legal Review, Global Legal 500, Asia Law and Practical Lawyer – PLC Which Lawyer (Lebanon and Qatar). Chadia is a visiting professor lecturing in the LLM for Business Law/ Master of Science Energy at: University Panthéon – Assas Paris II, Paris - France, American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University (LAU). Chadia is also a co-founder in a leading ed-tech startup, LeapLearner, a co-founder and Partner in Aura Capital and a co-founder at ProDG Group. Chadia is also a co-founder and board member of various NGOs and institutions including the Human Rights Watch Committee for Lebanon, Equality Now, Teach for Lebanon, Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies, and a member of the LLM Advisory Council at the LAU. Chadia has a Master of Laws from Georgetown University (Washington, DC), a BCom from Concordia University, a BCivLaw at the University of Montreal, a post-graduate diploma in Oil & Gas law from Robert Gordon University, an Islamic Finance Qualification from the UK SII and ESA, and a Certificate in ADR from the Canadian International Arbitration Centre. Chadia is the co-founder of the Middle East Leadership Initiative, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the Aspen Corps of Moderators, and of the Aspen Leadership initiatives committee.