Muna Zalzala

Country Director, Iraq

Muna Zalzala is the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) Country Representative in Iraq. Her work focuses on advocacy, anti-corruption, capacity building, and public-private dialogue. Over the course of her career, she has worked in the areas of institutional reform, microfinance, SMEs, advocacy.

Prior to joining CIPE, Muna worked with the USAID-Inma Agribusiness program as a Business Development Officer and Agri-lending Officer, with the USAID-Tijara program as Operations and Training Manager for Microfinance Institutions, and with the USAID-Izdihar program as Deputy Director of the SME Department. Under the USAID-Izdihar program, she contributed to the establishment of the Iraqi Company for Bank Guarantees. She has also worked as a trainer to teach the pillars of microfinance and SME lending one-stop shops.  She has a bachelors in English from the College of Arts at Al-Mustansiriyah University.