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Expert in human and corporate transformation

A business management executive and coach, investor and philanthropist, Natalia Sycheva synonymously known for her innovative take on business solutions design, and her impeccable track record in conceptualizing products and services for large multinational corporations, legacy organizations, and up and coming startups.

Recognized as the Woman of the Year in the category “Enabling Startup Ecosystem” by Entrepreneur Middle East magazine in 2019, Natalia has been playing a leading role in shaping attraction and expansion agenda for tech companies by Dubai Chambers. 


A Fulbright Fellow, holding two Master’s degrees in International Finance and World History, Natalia is the author of a growing number of publications in the area of future of Digital economy, corporate performance management, leadership and execution.


Managing Partner

Integra Seven LLC (UAE, Since January 2023)

  • Providing strategic and business incubation support for government and private organizations in the field of technology through access to talent, resources, and partnerships

  • Advising managers on change events impacting individual professional growth and their business trajectory, including scaling, restructuring, and exits

  • Delivering structured developmental programs for organizations to build and nurture highly-effective and motivated teams supporting business growth


Serenity Guide (UAE, Since June 2022)

  • Chain of unique wellness and hospitality facilities for women

  • Retreat programs and experiences in the area of self-efficacy, health, combined with travel and exploration

Head of Strategy

Dubai Chambers (UAE, November 2021 - November 2022)

  • Oversaw development of corporate strategy of Dubai Chamber post organizational restructuring, including formation of the new units, international expansion of DCs business in 50 markets, realignment of 60+ business associations

  • Managed programs focused on designing and testing new customer services in local and international markets using experimentation and data analytics

  • Authored and developed Chamber Model Innovation assets for World Chamber Federation - a guiding document and capacity building program for 12,000 Chambers to reinvent their business model and customer experience

Head of Entrepreneurship

Dubai Chamber of Commerce (UAE, June 2017 - November 2021)

  • Established a fast-growing new customer base for Dubai Chamber through Dubai Startup Hub (today known as Dubai Chamber for Digital Economy), reaching 17,000 entrepreneurs within 4 years 

  • Annually managed portfolio of 10 core services for technology companies, with annual customer pool exceeding 1,000 tech ventures

  • Delivered 12 programs in the field of corporate innovation through startup venturing across sectors: retail, ecommerce, oil&gas, banking, consumer goods

  • Hired and built an A-team of achievers

  • Subject matter expert, spokesperson on tech entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Authored white papers and articles in the area of Digital economy, Space economy in the UAE

Manager of Clients & Markets, Innovation Practice

Deloitte (CIS, Middle East member firms)

  • Delivered projects for oil & gas, mining clients focus on logistics and transportation strategy, procurement and financial controls

  • Established firm’s Innovation practice

  • Developed business growth strategies for Public Sector and Healthcare divisions

  • Managed industry research team to deliver annual regional market analysis and feasibility studies


  • “Digital Economy in the UAE” - Lecture Series & Workshops

  • “Scaling Tech Startups from the UAE” – Lecture Series

  • “Entrepreneurship for Corporate Employees” - Lecture Series

  • “Business Model Innovation” - 5-week Hybrid Training

  • “10 Types of Innovation” - 1-day Workshop

  • “Team Wellbeing and Optimal Performance” - Lecture Series & Workshops

  • “Performance Appraisal and Culture of Feedback” – Online Training

  • “How to Be a Great Manager” – Online Training

  • “Understanding and Managing Employee Motivation” – Online Training


Natalia is a Fulbright Fellow and the author of publications and reports in the field of management, entrepreneurship, and public policy
-    Chamber Model Innovation Playbook (2021)
-    The Rise of The Space Economy (2020)
-    Digital Transformation in Government (2015)
-    Fast-Track Trade Authority in the USA (2009)


  • Master’s in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis International Business School, USA, 2013 

  • Master’s in World History from Tomsk State University, Russia, 2011

  • Bachelor's in History from Tomsk State University, Russia, 2009

Functional Expertise

  • Business Strategy 

  • Organizational Change 

  • Talent

  • Research 

  • Entrepreneurship & Tech

Natalia Sycheva: Becoming A Better Leader  THE ABEZ SHOW EP 5

Natalia Sycheva: Becoming A Better Leader THE ABEZ SHOW EP 5

The Abez Show is an audio and video podcast featuring episodes of acclaimed experts in the industry, tackling topics from Leadership, Growth, to Mental Health, hosted by Abe Seksek, the visionary behind the show. We aim to deliver quality and credible content while also educating in an unconventional approach through the power of storytelling. In this fifth episode, we have Natalia Sycheva, Senior Manager of Dubai Chambers of Commerce and Industry. She is also a business management coach, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Natalia is synonymously known for her innovative take on business management solutions design, and her impeccable track record in conceptualizing products and services for large multinational corporates and up and coming start-ups. In her online blog, she helps individuals and companies navigate through the volatile business conditions that face us today safely and successfully. She is a profound believer in the application of meritocracy in the workplace and believes that we can all aspire to a brighter future if we invest in becoming better leaders today. Website: Connect with The Abez Show: Facebook - LinkedIn - Instagram - TikTok - YouTube - Spotify - Apple Podcast - Google Podcast - Stitcher - Anghami - Connect with Natalia: Website - PS: The Abez Show is our promise to you in what we stand for. It revolves around honesty, transparency and most importantly trust. With that, it's all #RealTalkNoNonsense!
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