Ms. Shirine Solh was born in Greece and grew up throughout Europe and the Middle East. She received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and History from Brown University (Rhode Island, USA) and her Master of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University (New York, USA). She joined ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical in Belgium as a Public Affairs Analyst for the Downstream and Chemical businesses in 2000.
Throughout her career, Ms. Shirine advanced through numerous assignments in Public & Government Affairs having responsibilities for communications, emergency response and community investments. Ms. Shirine also has Downstream business experience working in Business Planning & Analysis and Business Development in the Fuels Marketing Retail and Industrial & Wholesale business lines from 2003 – 2007.
In 2008 she was transferred to Qatar as Public & Government Affairs Advisor. Throughout her six years in Qatar, Ms. Shirine gained increased responsibility and was promoted to Manager in 2012. In 2014, she was transferred to Exxon (Al Khalij) Inc. in Abu Dhabi as Vice President with a Public & Government Affairs oversight of ExxonMobil’s Upstream, Downstream and Joint Venture projects in the UAE.
Ms. Shirine, a dual Belgian-Lebanese citizen speaks English, French and Arabic and enjoys living in Abu Dhabi with her husband and two sons.
JA Worldwide is committed to systematic impact measurement and recognizes the excercise as a pivotal way to monitor and demonstrate the value JA Worldwide is delivering to young people and to society as a whole.
Over the past several years, JA Wordlwide operations in different parts of the world have been commissioning independent studies to examine the outcomes produced by JA programs in those countries. These studies tell a compeling story of JA’s impact in quantified terms. Furthermore, JA has developed a methodology and framework for measuring outcomes across operations in the years ahead.
As important as these quantitative outcomes measures are, the full impact of any organization is multi-dimensional. It is about lives changed, businesses created, problems solved and many other facets of success.