Tatjana de Kerros is an independent Research Analyst and Consultant, specializing in Entrepreneurship, CSR and Private Sector Development in GCC region, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar.
Her clients include scholars, entrepreneurial support programs and multinationals. She acts as an external consultant for the consultancy and business advisory firm Sacha Orloff & Co for all CSR and intrapreneurship projects based in the Middle East. Her work spans developing organizational capabilties and growth, policy formulation and strategic research, and aims to contribute to the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the GCC and develop contextual models for SME support.
Tatjana de Kerros is a frequent contributor to a number of publications in the Middle East and globally, which include SME Advisor ME, Iloubnan, Wamda, Capital Business and CSRwire. She previously worked across North Africa for an international NGO, managing media and entrepreneurship projects with youth, and was a Semi-Finalist in the MIT Pan-Arabic Enterprise Forum 09-10. She is also a founding member of MENA 400, an initiative led by KAUST and the Arab Foundation for Science and Technology to develop an innovation ecology in the Middle East.
She regularly attends regional and international entrepreneurship events, that have included the Celebration of Entrepreneurship in Dubai, and most recently, the Skoll World Forum 2011.