Who we are

XPATRIA has a strong founding team of volunteers with a multi-disciplinary background:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • IT Engineers
  • Digital Marketing experts
  • Finance
  • Compliance
  • Operations
  • Lawyers

The multiple strengths along with the international background of the team allows XPATRIA to actively create partnerships with existing NGO’s and similar organisations around the world, and to leverage their networks in their respective communities abroad. 

In an effort to increase transparency of its operations and in the spirit of good governance, XPATRIA association aims to become a Swiss Foundation in the coming year. 

Our Team 

Nathalie Kazzi  

Nathalie is an engineer and entrepreneur, she has an international career spanning various industries from corporate Energy to Deep Tech. She holds an MBA from Chicago Booth. She’s Lebanese born, Australian raised and now living in Switzerland. She brings drive and vision to the team as well as the insight into the Australian diaspora. 

Nadine Nuwayhid 

Nadine has over 15 years of banking operational experience and holds an MBA from Boston University. She is an advocate for humanitarian causes, and is active in the Geneva fundraising scene for various NGO’s.  She was born in Lebanon and grew up in the US and Middle East, and now lives in Geneva. She brings her fundraising know-how and humanitarian network to the team. 

Besma Elketroussi 
Technology Lead 

Besma is an IT engineer and data scientist, graduated from EPFL Switzerland. She has experience designing AI algorithms. She was born in Algeria and now living in Geneva. She brings the youth element to our team and keeps us in line with all things tech.

Sara Hamdan 
Digital Marketing 

Sara is an experienced Project Manager with business analytical expertise gained through extensive exposure in finance, trading and united nation organisations. She led various projects in digital marketing, IT solution integration and web development. She holds an MBA from the University of Geneva, a Digital marketing diploma and a Master in Computer Science. She brings digital transformation know-how and Swiss order to the team. 

Rabih Bleik 

Rabih is a seasoned finance executive with extensive international corporate banking experience. He brings his knowledge of financial advisory and networking skills to the team. He grew up in Lebanon and lived in several countries before settling in Geneva where he now works and lives with his family. Rabih holds a Masters Degree in Business from HEC School of Management in Paris.

Rania Bleik 
Community Outreach

Rania has over 10 years of experience in Corporate law and is a member of the Beirut Bar Association. Since moving to Geneva, she has been an active in developing and maintaining relationships within the local community with a focus on Humanitarian aid. She works to engage and educate the community about the work XPATRIA does locally and internationally. Rania works on supporting the work of volunteers and coordinating projects between donors and the recipient NGOs on the ground. she holds a diploma in private and public law from the Saint Joseph University in Beirut.