In our continuing Podcast series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Middle Eat and North Africa, we speak to Saudi entrepreneur Aiyah Saihati, the founder and president of Saihati International Group. Aiyah brings her years of experience as a successful businesswoman to bear in this conversation about the future of entrepreneurship in the region.

In particular, Aiyah shares her thoughts on the Arab Spring’s effects on the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the challenges facing entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa, and the need for entrepreneurism in a regional economic system where non-oil exports make up only 1% of global exports.

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