Development Champions

Laila Tawfik Anaam

Economic Advisor

Executive director of Resonate! Yemen, a national foundation specialized in public policy making and civil alliances. Anaam is also co-founder and managing director of the Yemen Loan Guarantee Program at the Social Fund for Development, which focuses on the social and economic empowerment of women, youth, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the microfinance industry in Yemen.

Prior to her current position, Anaam was a senior manager at a local NGO in Yemen, SOUL for Development, working closely in women and youth empowerment, health and child rights. Currently, Anaam is an active board member at several local NGOs working in the development sector and Microfinance.

Anaam holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, minoring in economics and marketing, from the American University, Cairo.