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Ariane Khalfa

Senior Program Manager

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As Program Services Manager at Berkeley Executive Education, Ariane oversees a global portfolio of open enrollment and custom executive education programs. She brings 8 years of experience developing, implementing, evaluating, and scaling impactful programs in the US, Africa, and South Asia. Ariane began her career managing international development projects in francophone West Africa and working in bilingual foreign affairs at the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco. Prior to joining Exec Ed, she coordinated global operations for Stanford Seed, a business and leadership training program for entrepreneurs in emerging economies. Ariane received her Social Impact MBA in Strategy & Operations from Boston University, delivering growth strategies to startups and nonprofits as a consultant.

Ariane specializes in process improvement and cross-cultural communication to optimize the learning experience for business leaders. She is passionate about advancing diversity and inclusion, and expanding access to professional development opportunities for social entrepreneurs to maximize their impact on the world. Born in England into a French-American family, Ariane grew up overseas, and frequently visits family and friends in Europe. She enjoys living in San Francisco, salsa dancing, hiking, and spending time with her baby nephew.