Leïla Benabdallah studied International management of SMEs, marketing and social development. Following studies and professional experiences in France, Turkey, UAE and UK, she joined, in 2018, the European Commission as a Blue Book trainee. She’s currently working in the European Commission, at DG GROW (Internal market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs). From 2017 to 2020, she was also a Young Ambassador for the trinational programs of the French-German Youth Office and joined EU Neighbours East as a Young European Ambassador since 2018. Since 2020, she’s participating in the G20 Global Leadership Program organised by the KDI School of Public policy and Management, in South Korea. Particularly concerned by quality education for all, she believes that investing in education is investing in the future.
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