Saida Benhayoune

MIT D-Lab Affiliate

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Saida Benhayoune is a business and development leader with more than 20 years of experience in the corporate and international development sectors. She has held roles in management, strategy, and partnership development, including a decade in leadership roles at MIT D-Lab.

Her expertise spans participatory design, Base of the Pyramid (BoP) business strategy, public-private partnerships, and social entrepreneurship. An established industry expert in BoP innovation, she authored or co-authored numerous practitioner-friendly publications including toolkits and case studies and co-developed online courses in co-design and inclusive business while at D-Lab.

Saida is also a passionate advocate for youth entrepreneurship, gender inclusion, and equal access to quality education.