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We are a non-profit organization engaged to improve life standards through supporting impact-driven startups and SMEs. Also known as Yunus Social Business Tunisia, Impact Partner is a network member of Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives (YSB), cofounded by Pr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Since 2014, Impact Partner has developed accelerator programs and offered testing funds as well as investment opportunities through the first Impact Investment fund in Tunisia.

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partners

team

Fares Mabrouk

Position: General Manager

Before leading Impact Partner, Fares has previously founded and ran a number of SMEs based in North Africa, focused on mobile banking, oil logistics, and journalism including the HuffingtonPost Maghreb. Fares is a visiting professor at Sciences-Po in Paris, where he taught statistics and data analysis. In 2010, he was selected as a Yale World Fellow. Fares obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and has a degree in Economic and Statistics from the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration in Paris.

Before leading Impact Partner, Fares has previously founded and ran a number of SMEs based in North Africa, focused on mobile banking, oil logistics, and journalism including the HuffingtonPost Maghreb....

Fares Mabrouk

General Manager

Leila Charfi

Position: Partnerships Director

Leila has over 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship support services. She managed the Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Tunisia then MIC Africa. Then YSB Tunisia from 2015 to 2016. Leila graduated from ENSI and University of Ottawa with a Masters in Telecom. Leila also worked for 6 years in the Telecom industry (Canada then France).

Leila has over 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship support services. She managed the Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Tunisia then MIC Africa. Then YSB Tunisia from 2015 to 2016. Leila...

Leila Charfi

Partnerships Director

Bessem Bouabid

Position: Chief Investment Officer

Bessem is a stastistics engineer, worked previously as a consultant in the banking and the new technologies sectors, joined Impact Partner to manage its investment process and portfolio.

Bessem is a stastistics engineer, worked previously as a consultant in the banking and the new technologies sectors, joined Impact Partner to manage its investment process and portfolio.

Bessem Bouabid

Chief Investment Officer

Zeineb Fakhfakh

Position: Senior Project Manager

Zeineb is a project manager with experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and business development. Her primary emphasis is in the development and launch of new products and projects. Zeineb holds a Manager’s MBA from the Mediterranean School of Business, a Master’s degree in Industrial engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris, an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lille. She was also part of a research team at the Center for Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto. 

 

Zeineb is a project manager with experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and business development. Her primary emphasis is in the development and launch of new products and projects. Zeineb holds a Manager’s...

Zeineb Fakhfakh

Senior Project Manager

Sarra Ben Miled

Position: Investment Associate and Social Impact Specialist

Graduate from the Mediterranean School of Business of Tunis. Served as Credit Analyst in the credit department for SME at the Arab Tunisian Bank.

Graduate from the Mediterranean School of Business of Tunis. Served as Credit Analyst in the credit department for SME at the Arab Tunisian Bank.

Sarra Ben Miled

Investment Associate and Social Impact Specialist

Maha Essoussi

Position: Communication Manager

Holds a Bachelor’s degree from TBS with a major in Business Analytics. Master student in Deep learning. Worked for two years as IT project manager within an automotive manufacturing company.

Holds a Bachelor’s degree from TBS with a major in Business Analytics. Master student in Deep learning. Worked for two years as IT project manager within an automotive manufacturing company.

Maha Essoussi

Communication Manager

Aicha Daoulatli

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Business Law from Manar University. Worked for four years in a Law firm in Kuwait.

Holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Business Law from Manar University. Worked for four years in a Law firm in Kuwait.

Aicha Daoulatli

Chief Financial Officer

Investment Committee

Mohamed Salah Frad

CEO of UGFS-NA currently managing two securities funds, three mutual funds and two seed funds representing 85 M TND. Prior to UGFS, he was head of research department at a leading broker in Tunisia and led the listing of several companies in the Tunisian Stock Exchange. Mohamed Salah is CIIA, and holds a Master’s degree from the IHEC in Tunisia and an MBA from UQAM, Canada.

CEO of UGFS-NA currently managing two securities funds, three mutual funds and two seed funds representing 85 M TND. Prior to UGFS, he was head of research department at a...

Slah Kooli

Founder & Manager of TAEF Search Fund. Before that, CEO of MILLHORIZON. Since 2011 Slah is the chairman of the Board of ENDA INTER-ARABE. From 2012 to 2015 he was country manager of LU Algeria. From 1994 to 2011, General Manager of Société Tunisienne de Biscuiterie. Slah graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris Engineering degree then Post-graduate degree in 1986.

Founder & Manager of TAEF Search Fund. Before that, CEO of MILLHORIZON. Since 2011 Slah is the chairman of the Board of ENDA INTER-ARABE. From 2012 to 2015 he was...

Sylvain Franc de Ferrière

In the YSB Global Initiatives core team. Manages YSB’s activities in Africa. Prior to YSB, Sylvain worked as a consultant in Argentina for Endeavor and then as General Manager for a business of an Endeavor entrepreneur. He has also served as a consultant for the BCG in Paris. Sylvain holds a M.Sc. in Management from HEC in Paris.

In the YSB Global Initiatives core team. Manages YSB’s activities in Africa. Prior to YSB, Sylvain worked as a consultant in Argentina for Endeavor and then as General Manager for...

Fares Mabrouk

Before leading Impact Partner, Fares has previously founded and ran a number of SMEs based in North Africa, focused on mobile banking, oil logistics, and journalism including the HuffingtonPost Maghreb. Fares is a visiting professor at Sciences-Po in Paris, where he taught statistics and data analysis. In 2010, he was selected as a Yale World Fellow. Fares obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and has a degree in Economic and Statistics from the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration in Paris.

Before leading Impact Partner, Fares has previously founded and ran a number of SMEs based in North Africa, focused on mobile banking, oil logistics, and journalism including the HuffingtonPost Maghreb....

Financial Offers

IMPACT IN NUMBERS

Our impact is certified by the Impact Management System. The IMS is a system of management, measurement, optimization and certification of the impact. The indicators below represent the numbers reported in January 2020, for the activities stopped in December 2019.

Impact Indicators

Reported
Jan-20

Target
DEC-19
Social Business Cumulated Number of Social Businesses (SBs) that are funded by Impact Partner through one of its financing program during the reporting period:
The Social Business Fund
The Testing Fund
BOOST accelerator
40
50
Quality jobsCumulated number of Full-time Jobs or equivalent that are created, identified and maintained during the reporting period, once Impact Partner Invests in the SB.
It can be either a job within the SB financed or among its direct beneficiaries.
Jobs that are certified according to IP jobs certification process.
500
500
WomenWomen of 16+
according to the Tunisian Labor Law
54%
50%
Youth Young people between 16 and 30 that are able to work according to the Tunisian Labor Law
57%
33%

Opex per jobCost related to Impact Partner of a job created by a Financed SB

2.43 K TND
2.5 K TND
Investment per jobAmount of money invested by Impact Partner required to create one Job
3.3 K TND
4.2 K TND

portfolio

Karrini

Karrini

Education, Employability, Knowledge Economy
AZA

AZA

Handicraft
ATAM

ATAM

Employability
Ibda

Ibda

Entrepreneurship