Susanne Barsoum


Susanne is the CEO of Keylime, which supports USAID implementors from proposal to close out using an innovative and fresh approach to consulting services. She founded Keylime after 13 years at Chemonics, much of which as director of business development for the Middle East Division. At Keylime she is spearheading creative solutions for the most common and widely felt pain points in international development, using technology to power services. She is an expert at leading and writing USAID proposals and forging meaningful partnerships for those projects to succeed. Most of Susanne's career has focused on the Middle East, with stints in Nigeria and Haiti. Outside of international development (and in some cases intersecting with it), Susanne is an angel investor, focusing on software and technology startups, female-founded startups, and marketplaces.