Nora Abusitta- Ouri is Chief Engagement Officer and Senior Advisor to the Chairman at Chehadé and Company. Nora leads the team across all practices to manage engagement with clients and ensure the delivery quality services. In addition, Nora advises the CEO and Board Chair, Fadi Chehadé, on operations and strategy.
In this capacity, Nora leads the partnership with the World Economic Forum to shape the formation of Digital Protocol Networks. These Networks are built to resolve issues identified but the global digital community in areas such as AI and IOT data, IOT safety, and designing digital policies for governments, amongst others. These Networks are built in collaboration with government, business and civic participants.
Prior to this role, Nora was Senior Vice President for Development and Public Responsibility Programs at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN. In this position, Nora launched and grew ICANN’s Development and Public Responsibility Department, with a focus on ICANN's approach to corporate social responsibility and the organization’s role as an enabler of growth in the DNS industry and related industries around the world. Under this Department, ICANN relaunched its Online Learning Platform, ICANN Learn, and launched a new youth conference program to complement its Fellowship Program.
With a focus on Internet governance, Nora’s work at ICANN also included high-level panel management and direction, serving as Secretariat Director of President Ilves’ Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms and overseeing ICANN’s role in facilitating the NETmundial Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance in São Paulo, April 2014. Nora also served as the Executive Director of the NETmundial Initiative. Prior to this, Nora oversaw ICANN’s engagement with intergovernmental and international organizations.