Rima Halawi is an accomplished entrepreneur and has led the turnaround of many companies. She was involved in the successful turnaround of a distressed company, Assia Plast, thereby saving jobs and sustaining the local community. She has presided over tremendous growth of her current business, Black Horse Plastics, based in Nigeria. She is a member of the Young President’s Organisation chapter of Nigeria and brings connections in Africa, the Middle East, the UK and the US. She is on the boards of several companies and has greatly influenced the direction of many organizations. Ms. Halawi brings great insight, deep boardroom knowledge, international perspective and an ability to work in multi-cultural environments and with diverse teams across nations, gender, race and creed. She also brings outstanding leadership skills with emphasis on strategic out-of-the-box thinking and a can-do spirit. She has experience in project selection, project management and assessing new areas of potential work. Ms. Halawi supports a wide range of local philanthropic projects in Nigeria. Ms. Halawi has raised significant funds for MSF for work in Lebanon for Syria. Her contacts enabled MSF to purchase and deliver goods during the Syria project.