Lubna join RSN with over 15 years of practical experience in operations, business and program development, senior management decision-making, program management, and financial management, in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She holds an MBA from the American University in Washington, D.C. with a focus on marketing management.
Prior to RSN, Lubna served in numerous senior positions with: the United Palestine Appeal (UPA), Creative Associates, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), International Relief and Development (Bluemont, IRD), and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). In these capacities, she gained valuable experience working with federal and non-federal funding, including: USAID, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM), numerous UN agencies, and institutional Arab donors.
Since 2007, Lubna has helped establish IRD’s operations in the West Bank and Gaza (WBG) including the opening of two field offices, recruiting staff and consultants, and promoting IRD’s mission and objectives with donors, and local and international organizations. In her role as a public relations and social marketing consultant, Lubna developed social marketing strategies for GIZ/Palestine’s Water Program. During her time as the Director of Programs with UPA in the West Bank—and later as Senior Director of Field Operations in the US—Lubna was responsible for all UPA’s Middle East operations, which included supervising field staff and overseeing all programs and grants. At Creative, Lubna was responsible for field operations in the Middle East, Francophone Africa, and Asia—undertaking all office startups and closeouts. With IOCC, she backstopped all Middle East programs spreading across four countries for about five consecutive years.
Lubna is the recipient of two major scholarships: the Presidential Scholarship from USAID in 2006; and the other in 1996 from government of France, through which she obtained a High Diploma in Cultural Policies and Artistic Action from the University of Dijon, France.
She is fluent in English, Arabic and proficient in French.