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MAYSOUN ODEH-GANGAT Marketing Communications & Media
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Maysoun Odeh Gangat is a Palestinian entrepreneur who schooled in Jerusalem at the Rosary Sisters High School and then went on to attend University in Grenoble in France, completing her qualifications in Economics at the American University in Washington D.C. On her return to Palestine she worked in the private sector facilitating the entry of new products/services and then joined the newly established South African Embassy as the Advisor to the Ambassador. Here she established a valuable network of contacts and enhanced bilateral relations, even travelling to South Africa to attend governmental trade and tourism courses. In 2004 she married and left for South Africa where she began as a Media Consultant for PRIMEDIA and then set-up and managed the first-ever English Radio Station in the Region, 93.6 RAM FM with state of the art studios in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

In nearly two years the station won numerous international awards and obtained a large segment of the audience but its phenomenal success was its downfall and like most such initiatives in the Holy land of Conflict, it met a premature end. Undeterred Maysoun then, with the support and partnership of the Swiss-based NGO,The Womanity Foundation set up NISAA Fm, the pioneering All-Women Radio Station in the Region, and today she heads the operation. Today NISAA FM ranks as one of the leading Radio Stations in Palestine and Maysoun is the recipient of various fellowships including Ashoka, Synergos, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Schwab Foundation.

NISAA FM was the recipient of few national and international recognition and awards including The Ministry of Women Affairs, The Ministry of Local Government, The Ministry of Youth and Sports.




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