Andrea Samen, who holds a B.A. in Economics from the American University of Beirut and an M.A. in International Relations from Webster University Vienna, possesses excellent skills in multi-cultural communication, creative problem solving, project management, and business development. She has worked extensively in the consulting industry, implementing productivity and change management projects for an American company and then at the helm of her own consultancy with which she also developed and produced innovative cultural projects. She was recently involved in residential development and public governance in the Near East, and is active in environmental sustainability and green space management. She is professionally proficient in German, English, French and Arabic and speaks some Spanish.