Shereen Kreidieh
General manager, Asala publishing house

Dr. Shereen Kreidieh (panel discussion 1) has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a teaching diploma in early childhood education, a master’s in children’s literature, and a doctorate in publishing from Oxford Brookes University.

Dr. Kreidieh established and manages Dar Asala, which has produced high-quality children’s books in Arabic since 1998. She also teaches children’s literature and social work at Haigazian University in Beirut. Dr. Kreidieh is an alumna of the British Council’s International Young Publishers and Cultural Leader program, and was on the Book and Reading Promotion committee for Lebanon’s Ministry of Culture. She currently serves as the president of Lebanese Board of Books for Young Children (the Lebanese chapter of IBBY) and is a member of IBBY International’s executive committee. Shereen was a member of Hans Christian Andersen Award jury in 2018.