A Lebanese national, Ursula El Hage is also an honorary citizen of Ecuador.
She is holds and EDBA from Paris Dauphine-USJ and an MBA from IDE Business School, Ecuador.
Besides being the director of the Career and Placement Office and the Entrepreneurship Center at the Saint Joseph University (USJ) and an expert and lecturer on innovation and quality management, she is the former vice-president of CODEFE, the Ecuadorian partner of EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management), wherein she is a Trainer and Award Lead Assessor. Ms. El Hage co-founded the European Management Center in Ecuador and worked at IDE Business School (IESE group) as the Entrepreneurship Center’s founding director. At the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador, she has headed the Innovation Office responsible for the conception of the National E-government Plan and the National Program for Excellence.