Dark Matter, an international cyber security firm based in the United Arab Emirates, has promoted Najwa Aaraj to senior vice president of special projects. She moves from her previous position as vice president of the business unit. In her new role she will identify and develop business opportunities, provide new security and technology tools to the company, and focus on research.
Before Dark Matter, Aaraj was employed at Booz & Company, where she was responsible for leading consulting engagements in the communication and technology industry globally. Earlier she was a research fellow at IBM T.J. Watson Security Research and Intel Security Research Group, and a research staff member at NEC Laboratories.
Aaraj earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton in 2009. Her undergraduate degree from the America University in Beirut is in computer and communications engineering.