Meet Our Staff

Country Director:                                                       

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer has over 15 years’ experience in the field of SME creation & management, with particular focus upon vocational training and skills development, social enterprise, and entrepreneurship in developing countries. Upon completion of her graduate studies and formative years as an investment banker in London, she moved to Morocco in 2002 to create a boutique hotel and restaurant in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fez Medina. This venture is now managed by her long-standing Moroccan team.

In 2014, Jennifer joined the INGO Friends International as the Lao PDR Coordinator for tourism & hospitality TVET social businesses. In this capacity, she was responsible for ensuring the relevance and quality of training curricula as well as building the capacity of trainers and job placement officers to ensure graduates’ successful transition to employment. In 2016, Jennifer became the Country Manager of Emerging Markets Consulting, a management consulting firm providing technical assistance to clients such as the UN, World Bank, GIZ, and major INGOs. Her project work comprised TVET and labor market assessments and modalities, monitoring & evaluation, economic development in marginalized communities, and supporting and coaching entrepreneurs.

Jennifer joined AMIDEAST in May 2018 as the Country Director, Tunisia.

She has served as Vice President of the Regional Hotel and Guesthouse Association in Fes-Boulemane, a Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Lao PDR, and a Board member of the USG-funded Women’s Entrepreneurship Center in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Jennifer holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Duke University, a MA in International Relations from SOAS, University of London, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for independent research in Syria. She is also a professional chef and recipient of a Cordon Bleu diploma.




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Human Resources Manager


Human Resources Assistant

Jihene Doub

Procurement Coordinator

Amina Klibi

Inventory/Procurement Assistant

Hichem Rhouma

IT Manager

Zouhaier Raddadi

IT Specialist

Amine Kriaa


Finance and accounting


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Finance Manager

Hend Khelif Boughedir

Senior Finance OfficerNour Habboubi
Accounts ReceivableOumayma Doghri


Contracts & Grants


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Senior Director of Programs

Annie Stetler

Contracts and Grants Assistant

Manel Hamdi

Bladi Project Manager

Sami Belhoula

Bladi Assistant Project Manager

Donia Hajjem


Customer service representative


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Customer Service and Contracts Manager

Mohamed Melki

Customer Service Representative

Saoussen Riahi

Customer Service Representative

Zied Ouerfelli

Customer Service Representative

Mahjouba Nasri

Customer Service Representative

Arwa Ben Ahmed

Lac Office Coordinator

Lotfi Bouteraa


Advising and Exchange Programs


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Exchange Programs Coordinator

Sahar Kamkoum

Assistant Exchange Program Coordinator

Yassine Mtiri

Educational Advisor

Cyrine Mami


English Language Training


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EL Director

Amy Mabrouk

Teacher Coordinator

Beya Tsouli

EL Coordinator

Mariem Ben Saad

Testing Programs


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Testing Manager

Nabila Lamouchi

Testing Assistant Manager

Amani Gharbi

Customer Service Representative

Dorra Saidane


Sales and Marketing


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Sales Representative

Mohamed Darmoul

Communications Officer

Hussam Jouini


American corners


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American Corner Coordinator

     Tonery Rogers

Tunis American Corner Assistant

Youssef Kanaan

Sousse American Corner Coordinator

    Annie Seipel


Sousse & Monastir


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Sahel Office Director

Sami Regaieg

Sousse EL CoordinatorNatalie Monkemeier

Program Coordinator

Insaf Rachah

Monastir Office Coordinator

Nourhen Gharbi


Mejda Bouchnak

CSR & Facilities Coordinator

Mohamed Ali Ben Thabet

Customer Service Representative

Yassine Ben Mahmoud