our team & advisors

 
 
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Alice Bosley
Co-Founder, Executive Director

email: alice (at) fiveonelabs.org

Alice is passionate about business approaches to humanitarian challenges. She was an Innovation Specialist with the UN Refugee Agency’s Innovation Unit, using design thinking to solve humanitarian challenges worldwide. She has also worked at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, and consulted with Mercy Corp’s Social Ventures team. For the past two years, she served as the Design Lead at the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio. 

Alice has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she focused on humanitarian action, economic development, and entrepreneurship. She obtained her BA in international relations from Stanford University. 

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Patricia Letayf
Co-Founder, Director of Operations

email: patricia (at) fiveonelabs.org

Patricia's main interest is Middle East politics and she has traveled extensively throughout the region for both work and academic research.

Prior to Five One Labs, Patricia worked as a Middle East political risk analyst with a focus on Iraq and North Africa for the Dubai office of consultancy Control Risks. She is also a volunteer facilitator for the Soliya Connect Program.

She obtained her Master of Public Administration degree in Economic Development from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where she concentrated in economic and political development, and her BA in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.

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ASTARA MAIURE
training and business development MANAGER

email: astara (at) fiveonelabs.org

Astara Maiure leads the business incubation and training for Five One Labs. Before moving to Sulaimani, she worked as a business consultant for start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures. She has experience advising small business owners on ways to cut costs, gain consumer insights, and drive growth in their organizations.

Prior to this, she worked as an Agricultural Advisor in the Peace Corps in Madagascar focusing on economic development and food security.

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shwan Qaradaghi
training and business development MANAGER

email: shwan (at) fiveonelabs.org

Shwan is Five One Labs’ training manager in Erbil. He is an experienced project manager with a demonstrated history of working in both non-profit organization management and the oil and gas industry. He is skilled in business, operations and management, and has strong communication skills. Shwan has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in International Management and Leadership and is an adrenaline junkie who always looks for adventurous activities and loves to travel!

Mewan Nahro Saeed Sofi
program MANAGER

email: mewan (at) fiveonelabs.org

Mewan is Five One Labs’ program manager in Erbil. She is an advocate for human rights, especially women’s rights and has previously worked with several humanitarian organizations, including as a Project Manager at Rebaz Foundation for almost three years. In addition, she has worked with ACTED organisation as a Summer School Supervisor, Voucher Reconciliation Officer, Distribution Officer, and Data Entry Officer.

She is a Masters graduate in Management of Governance Networks at Erasmus University. She spent most of her childhood in the Netherlands, and obtained her BA at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani in International Studies.

Mewan is a co-author of the book ‘Handful of Salt’ which was published by World Works in Washington, D.C.

ravin burhan
Entrepreneurship Trainer and community Associate

email: ravin (at) fiveonelabs.org

Ravin is Five One Labs' entrepreneurship trainer and community associate in Sulaimani. He is an experienced  entrepreneurship trainer and has worked as a trainer in the Innovation for Development Program of UNDP in Iraq along with many local and international organizations. Prior to joining Five One Labs he served as a sales and marketing executive in an IT solution company in Kurdistan.  He is also the founder of BLO, the first organization to implement blended learning models in Iraq.

MAJD SHAMS
Entrepreneurship Trainer and community Associate

email: majd (at) fiveonelabs.org

Majd is Five One Labs' entrepreneurship trainer and community associate in Erbil. He hold’s a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Diploma in Pedagogy. Before Five One Labs, Majd worked as a Livelihood Project Officer of Start-up Small Business Projects with Première Urgence Internationale in Syria. After that, he worked as a Livelihood Consultant with Adventist Development and Relief Agency for its pilot SSBPs project. He also translated several articles on training and coaching for IllafTrain.

In his spare time, Majd enrolls in MOOCs for self-development and enjoys reading literature.

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savo rasoul
The Lab:Suli Coordinator

email: savo (at) fiveonelabs.org

Savo is The Lab:Suli Coordinator. She is a strong believer that if you work hard you can do and achieve whatever you set your mind to. She loves to build relationships with people and help anyone in need.

Savo previously worked as the HR Manager and the International Sales Manager for one of the biggest travel agencies in Iraq, where she learned to foster honest and transparent communications, manage conflicts within the company and lead by example.

When she is not working you will find Savo reading books, learning new languages, volunteering and traveling.

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miran faiq
administrative assistant

email: miran (at) fiveonelabs.org

Miran is Five One Labs’ administrative assistant. He has experience with translation, fundraising event coordination and volunteering in charities. Miran has obtained his BA degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in College Veterinary Medicine, University of Sulaimani.

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RAWEZH NASIH
administrative assistant

email: rawezh (at) fiveonelabs.org

Rawezh is Five One Labs’ administrative assistant. A Halabja native, he has volunteered with many different organizations and has experience with video editing. Rawezh is also a facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). He likes volunteering, communicating with different people from different backgrounds and helping those in need.