Rebecca Obounou

President and Founder, Christian Haitian Entrepreneurial Society, Inc. (CHES)

Rebecca is the founder and leader of CHES. CHES is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization founded in June 2008 based in Massachusetts. The organization is mainly comprised of dedicated volunteers, which include a number of Haitian and Haitian-American business professionals. CHES supports entrepreneurs in rural Haiti through education, funds, and mentorship. Rebecca is an American born Haitian-American who lived in rural Haiti during her adolescence. Her time in Haiti ultimately inspired her to found CHES. Rebecca holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Bentley University. Her career path includes corporate retail, real estate and product sales, and hospitality. She currently works at Babson College as Assistant Director of the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. Rebecca is also a MBA candidate at Babson College May 2017.