Riwa Harfoush

Riwa is a creative-thinker with a bias for action. She leads Network Intelligence at Oxford Sciences Innovation, an investment company focused on turning world-beating IP from the University into enduring companies. Riwa cofounded Red Thread, a think tank and special projects agency focused on the intersection of Technology and Culture. She is co-writing a forthcoming book and recently taught an MBA course at Sciences Po in Paris on Innovation and Disruptive Business Models. Previously, she was Head of Innovation Growth Strategy at global Innovation and Foresight firm Idea Couture, before taking on the role of Managing Director for the MENA business. In her 5+ years with the firm, she was dedicated to helping Fortune 500 organisations prepare for and shape the future, from defining the industries of tomorrow to designing strategies to capture disruptive growth. Riwa received her HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a minor in Media, Information and Technoculture. She also spent a semester at Università Commerciale 'Luigi Bocconi' in Milan, Italy specialising in Strategy, Innovation, and most importantly, Gelato