Bio

Natasha D'Souza is a business journalist, strategist and speaker/presenter focused on startups, technology and innovation in emerging markets.

She writes for numerous publications both in the region and globally, profiling startups, technology and the culture of innovation and leadership in the Middle East. Some key interview highlights including John Sculley (former CEO of Pepsi and Apple), Malcolm Gladwell (author of international bestsellers The Tipping Point and Blink), Guy Kawasaki (former Chief Evangelist at Apple) and Jacqueline Novogratz (Founder of Acumen and impact investing pioneer).

Commencing her career in Washington D.C., Natasha worked with global leaders in the business, media and international development sectors including The Corporate Executive Board, the BBC and the Kennedy family. In 2007, she joined the Harvard Medical School Dubai Center, working on the region’s foremost greenfield project to establish Dubai as the center for academic medical research and practice in the Middle East. She subsequently held roles in corporate affairs and investor relations at Dubai Holding, one of the region’s largest sovereign-owned holding companies.

Having worked closely with senior leadership at several prominent global and regional enterprises, she leverages her creativity, strategic thinking, versatile experience and global connections to deliver value and resonance through her multifaceted work as a strategist, journalist and presenter.

Sub-specialties: 

BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Entrepreneurship and Startups
Doing business in growth/emerging Markets
Corporate Innovation & Intrapreneurship
Women Executive Leaders
Venture Capitalism and Angel Investing in MENA

TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE
Women in technology
Tech talent in the Middle East
Tech startups/industry in MENA

INDIA/SOUTH ASIA
Minorities in India
Christian/Catholic Culture in the Sub-Continent
South Asian Diaspora

Articles, Publications, Appearances