Rihab El HajRihab El Haj



Occupational Information

Occupation: Non-Profit Development, Leadership Coaching

Occupational Position: President and Co-Founder of Libya Foundation (NLF)


Rihab enjoys creating platforms that engage people in the governance process particularly through the use of technology. She is currently working on an online public education and consultation platform in the mountain town of Gheryan, one of Libya's 103 municipalities. The platform will serve as a precedent for decentralized and inclusive decision making which gives direct access to women and youth, a constituency which is absent from most public spheres in Libya.

Professional History

Rihab Elhaj, from Libya, is an executive and leadership coach by trade, working with the mission to harvest the latent potential in people to exact positive and significant change. On February 10th, 2011, Rihab co-administered the Facebook page.


BA in Psychology from Marymount University
Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School
Leadership Coaching Certification


2013 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow