Sarah Adnane is ARISE’s Chief Communications Officer. Prior to that, she was Head of Communications for Olam in Gabon since 2016. Sarah is a part of Olam’s senior management team in Gabon, which was launched in 2019, with the task of creating and managing ARISE’s new identity and operations. As Chief Communications Officer, her responsibilities include overseeing public relations across all of ARISE’s countries of operation, providing public affairs and communications support to Arise’s senior management, as well as managing the ARISE brand. This position has led Sarah to play a major role in the public launch of ARISE’s infrastructure projects in Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Togo, and Benin. She has also focused on achieving global recognition of the GSEZ for its contribution to a sustainable timber industry in Gabon. Prior to joining Olam, Sarah worked between 2014 and 2016 as a Project developer for an the Cheikh Khalifa Foundation, an international health NGO based in Casablanca. While she started her career in 2010 as an Internal Communications Associate for Orange in Paris, she has also held positions, in her early career, as Manager of External Communications and Corporate Affairs for Imperial Tobacco in Morocco, and as consultant at Global Intelligence Partners in Rabat. Sarah obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne in 2008, followed by a master’s degree in Communications from the Ecole Française des Attachés de Presse obtained in 2012.