Silatech’s 6th Board of Trustees Meeting

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Silatech’s 6th Board of Trustees Meeting

Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday, January 22, 2012

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Silatech, today chaired the organization's sixth annual board meeting.

The Board of Trustees reviewed Silatech's achievements in 2011, and discussed a number of innovative strategies and partnerships that the organization will employ to address the challenges of youth employment during 2012-13. 

Afterward, Her Highness attended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Dr. Tarik Yousef, CEO of Silatech and Marti Caratta, Co-CEO and CFO of Tunisiana, a Tunisian Telecom Company, to create a platform enabling unemployed young Tunisians to receive knowledge of job opportunities through SMS messages to their mobile phones. Speaking at the occasion, Silatech CEO Dr. Tarik Yousef said, "Mobile technology cuts across economic, social and geographic barriers. Through this partnership with Tunisiana, we look forward to linking young job seekers with available job opportunities through a simple but extremely effective tool that the vast majority of the population already owns."

Her Highness visited two successful enterprises funded by Silatech's partner in Tunisia, the private equity fund manager TunInvest. Both projects were funded by Tuninvest with the objective of positively impacting Tunisian society by creating quality, sustainable jobs.