Yamout - Salam

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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 Office.  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.
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. She also established the Beirut Internet Exchange Point (BIX) in 2008.  She is Secretary General of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Business Plan Competition, 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.