Ara Fernezian | AD SME
Mentor / Founder and CEO - Stratecis

Ara is an impact entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Stratecis, an Abu Dhabi-based innovation enabler and experience design company helping its clients and partners achieve growth, deliver purposeful experiences and create real impact. 


He is a sustainability and youth empowerment advocate, passionate about helping young entrepreneurs reach their full potential. He is the author of “Note To Self”, co-author of FutureSkills2030 and Transformational Entrepreneurship case study.


He worked as the Group MD for ME at the world’s largest exhibition company, RX (part of RELX plc), from 2006-2018, where he received RX’s Global Chairman Award in 2010. He served ADCCI and ADNEC from 1995 until 2006.


Ara has an Msc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. He has been serving the global meeting industry for 25 years, and has contributed to UAE’s exhibition and conference industry growth since then.



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