Lamiaa Melegui is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in various fields. Lamiaa’s expertise extends to international marketing, trade, and industries, with a focus on SME development, business planning, and economic relations. Lamiaa is a certified business mentor and a member of several business networks such as Women Enterprise network WEN that target supporting women in businesses notably in Agri, food and creative sectors where she considers herself committed to achieve positive impact on enterprises to compete in international markets and trade fairs.
Furthermore, Lamia is dedicated to promote for regional African trade for the SME’s as she a certified trainer on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) by the International Trade Center (ITC).
In addition to her expertise in economic affairs, Lamiaa has worked with renowned institutions such as UNIDO, SECO, DFID, USAID, and the EU, Lamiaa has gained a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in partner and stakeholder management, negotiations, and policymaking. These experiences have equipped her with a solid understanding of the complexities and nuances associated with rural development and food systems with a focus on sustainable natural resource management and the agriculture and agribusiness development.
She has served as the EU Economic Affairs Advisor to the former Minister for Planning and International Cooperation, where she excelled in partnership management and policy-level work. She is also a skilled Component Lead in Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Lamiaa’s commitment to community and social services is evident through her active engagement. She holds a master’s degree in international relations and Economic Affairs from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and European College of Parma in European Union’s Affairs.