Naser Arda

Programs and Partnerships Specialist


Naser has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian, US and global contexts, directing various programming. He worked in more than seven countries with three different global organizations over a span of 10 years. He designed and oversaw the execution of large-scale projects ranging from education and microfinance for women’s start-ups to local economic development and entrepreneurship programs. Naser has been working in post-secondary institutions in the innovation and entrepreneurship space since 2014. He is a founder of two organizations (One Laptop per Child and Engage Innovation Network). Naser provides mentorship, business advice and business coaching to businesses in early-stage concept development all the way through growth and into scaling.

Naser has a master’s in management, innovation, and entrepreneurship, a master’s in environmental studies, and a master’s in economics.

  • Program Development 
  • Program Feedback and Evaluation 
  • Academic Leadership 
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation