Elissa M. Goucem
Quality Assurance Manager
Elissa Goucem is Quality assurance Manager at HQAI, which she joined since the very first day.
Elissa, an Algerian national, was previously based in Bogotá and worked as a Researcher at the Private Sector, Conflict and Peace Building Area of the Fundación Ideas para la Paz, a Colombian think tank. She was part of several research programmes and in charge of the Colombian Guidelines, a multilateral project for the design of business and human rights standards on land ownership and labour rights issues, adapted from the United Nations Guiding Principes on Business and Human Rights. She also worked at OCHA Colombia and at the French Embassy in Syria as a policy analyst.
Elissa holds a Bachelor in Middle Eastern Studies and a Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris. She is fluent in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.