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July 2022
Virtual Event

Salma Kabbaj
Co Founder at Impact Lab


Salma Kabbaj is the co-founder of IMPACT Lab. After 12 years of experience in strategy consulting and Private Equity, Salma has made the choice of entrepreneurship and innovation to support the development of innovative solutions to face Africa's socio-economic challenges.

As a consultant for Oliver Wyman in London, Salma led more than 15 strategy consulting projects for international financial institutions. Based in Morocco since 2007, she participated to the structuring and deployment of a €150 million PE fund dedicated to North African SMEs. In 2015, Salma co-founded IMPACT Lab, which is today a leading innovation accelerator in Morocco, with more than 200 startups supported in North and West Africa. IMPACT Lab also supports corporates and public institutions in their innovation dynamic in Africa.

Salma Kabbaj is also a founding member for the Startup Ecosystem Federation in Morocco MSEC and Vice President of the Startup and Digital Transformation Commission at CGEM.
Salma Kabbaj holds a Bachelor in Economics and Finance from McGill University (Montreal) and a Master in Management from the London School of Economics (London).

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: How are Start-Ups Helping to Bridge North Africa’s Talent & Skills Gap?