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Middle East Journal of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Sustainable Development (MEJELSD)Editors

Allam Ahmed
President – World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
Director – Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI)
London, United Kingdom

Samar Saber Khan
College of Business
Effat University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Rahatullah Khan
Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center
Effat University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Janet Snow
World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
Brighton – United Kingdom

International Review Board 

Gordon McConnel
Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Saudi Arabia

Domenico Nicolò
Professor of Economia Aziendale (Business Economics)
Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria.  Università di Messina
Reggio Calabria Area, Italy

Hazbo SKoko
Charles Strut University

Kamaralzaman Aziz
Director Entrepreneurship Development Center
Multimedia University

Ahmed Alshumaimri
Professor and Chairman of Entrepreneurship Association
Professor of Marketing Entrepreneurship
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Noor Hazlina Ahmed
Professor of Entrepreneurship
University Sans Malaysia
Penang, Malasyia

Robert Raeside
Professor of Applied Statistics
Employment Research Institute
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh, Scotland

Fawaz A. Saad
Dean of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute
Adviser @mohe.sa; @Makkah Techno Valley Company
General supervisor for IPMO & Bin Laden IE Chair Umm Al-Qura University
Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Hasnain Zafar Baloch
Blended Learning
International Medical University

We are grateful to the following colleagues from Effat University for their valuable support during the editorial review process:
Shabbir Hakim
Faisal Rana
Ghulam Ali
Uzma Javed
Muhammad Shabbir