Power Breakfast: the education crisis is everyone’s business

February 26, 2020 at 10:00 am
Till: February 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm
BDD1280, Beirut Digital District

International leaders from the private, academic and non-profit sectors, discuss how startups, social enterprises, smart investors, the media and tech companies can help solve the global education crisis. Ending the global education crisis means ensuring that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future.

Speakers include Emma Sergeant – President at Europe DAS Group of Companies at Omnicom Group, and Dr. Rob Doble – Director of Policy & Programmes at Theirworld, a global education charity with programmes in Lebanon. The roundtable is moderated by Angela Solomon – Co-founder & CEO at Jaleesa.

Join us for this breakfast talk!

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: BDD 1280, Beirut Digital District

Meet the speakers

Emma Sargeant is President of the Europe DAS Group of Companies at Omnicom Group. She is also co-Managing Partner in One Hundred Europe, a multidisciplinary integrated group of agencies focused on purpose. Emma’s background is in marketing and advertising, particularly in the healthcare sector. Among her many professional awards, Emma was listed in top 50 Leading Lights in Kindness in Leadership 2018 and winner of healthcare communicator Communiqué Awards 2019. She is a strong supporter of  female leadership. Emma is part of Omnicom’s commitment to the United Nations Common Ground Initiative, where they are supporting Theirworld in its efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4.


Dr. Robert Doble is Director of Policy, Advocacy and Programs at Theirworld, a global education charity. He is an experienced advocate and campaigner on international development and human rights. Before joining Theirworld Rob served as Advocacy Director at the Lego Foundation, and Head of Education Policy, Advocacy and Communications at Save the Children International. Rob’s academic background is in health policy and governance and he holds a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Angela Solomon is the CEO and co-founder of Jaleesa – the platform for trusted childcare. During her career as a British diplomat, she helped develop Middle Eastern strategy for the UK government and trained staff from embassies across the MENA region. Since leaving diplomacy she has founded three successful businesses, in consultancy and food and beverages. She has worked as a holiday camp animator, language teacher, personal tutor, and kids’ outdoor activity instructor. Angela’s baby – Teddy Nour, is a happy Jaleesa customer.