Welcome, New Investors & Supporters, Dr. Lee-Ann Laffey, Hossam Mahmoud, and Shehab Ahmed!

Since Vanilla’s establishment, it has had the mission of being a supportive partner to all of its clients. With our special secret ingredients, we have worked to complement each of them, and be a powerful resource for their success.

This has led Vanilla through countless journeys with many enlightening & difficult moments, and chapters yet to be written as Vanilla continues to grow.

Like other agencies that provide digital marketing solutions, the COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted Vanilla. The good news is that we have grown STRONG enough to endure and scale!

Now a new chapter of this story is about to start, as Vanilla is ready to expand its family.  Fresh capital and creative resources provided by new investors and advisors will help Vanilla scale its growth. 


Let's celebrate this nourishing step for Vanilla and learn more about our new partners.

Dr. Lee-Ann Laffey:

Dr. Lee-Ann Laffey is the founder and CEO of Global Academic Scholar Services, LLC., a social enterprise company dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities of international students and developing the STEM leaders of tomorrow. Throughout her career, Dr. Laffey has taught and developed curriculum at numerous U.S. universities. Additionally, she has worked as a branding and marketing specialist for NLA, Inc., instructing corporate executives about the pitfalls of multi-cultural marketing. Recently, she has offered up a series of successful workshops known as: The BRANDING of YOU: Keys to Creating and Seizing Grant and Scholarship Opportunities in an Everchanging Global Society. She currently serves on multiple executive advisory boards throughout Africa and the Caribbean.

Hossam Mahmoud:

Hossam currently holds the position of Young Enterprise Finance Specialist at the German Corporation of International Cooperation  (GIZ) and previously he worked as an Entrepreneurship Advisor at Fekretak Sherketak, the Ministry of Investment's Entrepreneurship center. Prior to this, he started several businesses in different sectors like eCommerce, Food & Beverage, and Event Management.

Shehab Ahmed:

Shehab Ahmed is the ex-CTO of HostSailor, Blockchain Advisor at MoneyToken, Writer at Engadget and HuffPost, Editor at Wikipedia, and the founder of Visit Ventures.

It’s a pleasure to welcome such successful & experienced minds to our Vanilla family, and we believe they will be a great asset to Vanilla. Many diversified services and tools will be announced soon!  Be on the lookout for greater success and achievements.


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