About Interim Director Mourad Ratbi
Mourad Ratbi strongly believes in the empowering Portlanders to create safe and fun communities and equitable accesses to City services.
During his career, Mourad has worked in international finance, foreign development, corporate strategy, and technology sectors in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Most recently, Mourad was the Trade Commissioner of Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Canadian government across the southwest region of the U.S.
As a trade commissioner, Mourad helped create Canada’s first Black Tech Accelerator program in the U.S. and the first Canadian Space Payload Acceleration Academy, focusing on Lunar Surface Exploration. His programs provide entrepreneurs from under-represented groups access to institutional funding and commercial opportunities to develop groundbreaking technologies on an international scale.
Outside of work, Mourad enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing soccer, and exploring new places and cuisines. He is a native Arabic and French speaker and is committed to serving the diverse communities of Portland.
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