Our Professional Mentors

Olga Batran

Private sector development professional with more than 18 years experience. Expert in business planning, business modelling, innovative & creative marketing strategy, assessment of new investment opportunities, and increasing efficiency of business operations.

Professional business mentor. Capable to identify business bottlenecks and suggest optimal business solutions.
Extensive background in supporting companies to adopting social principles and supporting social businesses to survive.
Portfolio of clients includes more than 150 Palestinian companies in various industries including diary, packaging materials, marble & stone, furniture, water bottling, sustainable energy, food processing, ICT, theatre & arts, tourism, construction materials production, educational games, juice manufacturing, farming, etc.
Ms. Olga Batran currently is the Director of Consulting Unit at Birzeit University Center for Continuing Education. She holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg Business School/Northwestern University, Chicago/US.

Baher Dkedik

Holds BS and Master degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technion/Haifa. He has accumulated 12 years of practical experience in developing local private companies with focus on planning for new and growing businesses.

Unique expertise in operational management including optimizing production processes based on Kaizen and Lean management. Extensive training experience and proven capability to develop highly-customized training packages.

Has delivered more than 1100 training hours in various traditional and uncommon business fields such as business modeling for green enterprises; idea generation based on market driven innovation; production and warehousing management; business mentoring, and more.