Khuloud Odeh, Director, Information Technology
Khuloud Odeh brings to Grameen Foundation 15 years of IT experience from the private, public, nonprofit and international development sectors. In the recent years of her career and academic research, she has focused on sustainability and the enabling role of information and communication technology (ICT) in sustainable development. For more than five years as Chief Information Officer of CHF International, an international development NGO, Khuloud led the organization’s IT functions and strategy during a period of rapid and challenging international growth. Most recently, she served as a Senior Strategic IT adviser to JHPIEGO, an international health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and as a senior advisor to the Multinational Development of Women in Technology (MDWIT). In her earlier career, Khuloud held several senior software-development and management positions in the Middle East, Canada and the US.
She is a PhD candidate at the Volgenau School of IT and Engineering at George Mason University, and recently received a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership toward Sustainability (MSLS) from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. She holds a B.S. from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan and Master’s degree in Computer Science from American University in Washington, DC. Through working in the international development sector, Khuloud got her deeper understanding of sustainable development principles and managed to combine two of her greatest passions: the love for innovative use of IT, and the passion for helping people. Though she currently lives in Washington, DC, Khuloud is originally from Palestine and is a native Arabic speaker.