Dr. Penelope Shihab
Jordan Company for Antibody Production (Jordan)

A dynamic Jordanian scientist entrepreneur, who has successfully founded and led the first biotech SME in Jordan, MonoJo Biotech, which has been selected by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Bahrain Economic Development Board, as one of the 100 Arab Start-ups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 2019, furthermore, out of these 100 start-ups, MonoJo Biotech has been selected as one of the 10 start-ups that are helping to change the Arab world. With one cosmetic line in the market, Dr. Shihab has an extensive experience in launching, directing, planning, tracking, and managing companies. She has proven ability in leading teams and managing companies in fast-changing environments, and has won EY’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Jordan award, and ranked 16th in the World’s 100 Most Influential Arabs 2017 list by Arabian Business. Dr. Shihab has been appointed as a board member of “The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)”; a funding organization for the creation of research networks. These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe (and beyond) and thereby give impetus to research advancements and innovation. Dr. Shihab aims to increase innovative biotech and scientific research awareness in Jordan and the Middle East, and influence women and young professionals all around the world to become leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders.

Email: penelope@skinue.com