A bilingual (English, French) American national and French Resident received her International Business and International Economics degrees from the American University of Paris (AUP), her MBA at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and her DEA degree in Strategic Management at the Sorbonne.
Currently founder and Managing Director of an International Strategic Management Firm, Audra maintains two streams of specialization: Entrepreneurship-Business Planning and Pitch Coaching-Investor Ready Programs. She has over fifteen years of experience in strategic management, business development, business and marketing plans, and product development in a wide range of industry sectors.
She consults for international organizations such as OECD, UNEP, UNIDO and the European Commission, gives conferences and teaches courses on Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Development, and Entrepreneurial Finance to the Grandes Ecoles such as ENSCP, X, ParisTech, CELSA.
Audra has played a key role in launching the Enterprise Financing Network within the MENA-OECD Investment Programme which creates a unique platform to connect entrepreneurs, financiers, research bodies and policymakers in order to improve the conditions for financing entrepreneurship.
She is past Vice-President of the Femmes Business Angels (FBA) and the American Club of Paris and currently serves on the Board of the Nordic Female Business Angels Network (NFBAN), Les Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles (BADGE), European Business Angels Network (EBAN), the Advisory Board of Tenmou-Bahrain First Business Angel Company, the Paris Executive Business Accelerator, and the Executive Board of the MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network. She manages entrepreneurship programs using a unique interactive pedagogical approach to the steps taken in creating a professional business plan and pitching to potential investors and participates on a number of business plan competitions annually as a jury member on a national and international level.
Besides being involved in the promotion of Women Entrepreneurs, she is increasing greater awareness for Women Business Angels in the MENA region, Chair of the Mentoring Taskforce within the AmCham Women Leadership Committee and is an accredited Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, BiD Network and Venture Capital for Africa. Audra, a former professional classical ballet dancer, is also continually pursuing performing arts initiatives.