About Us People Vanessa Zuabi Vanessa Zuabi Development Director Vanessa Zuabi is Alfanar's Development Director. She specializes in strategic partnerships and business development strategy that advances social impact. Through her consultancy JSR Impact, she has consulted for the Clinton Global Initiative, the Aspen Institute, the Middle East Investment Initiative, ICCO Investments, Elevate Impact Accelerator - UNICEF, and HSBC Bank, among others. Prior to this she was Associate Director of Middle East Programs at the Aspen Institute where she managed a MENA-wide public private partnership with the US Department of State, and corporations such as Coca Cola, Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft. She is a Fulbright Fellow to France and graduated with her Masters of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.