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Jason El Koubi

Jason El KoubiJason El Koubi is the executive vice president of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. He is the former president and CEO of One Acadiana, formerly known as the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

Jason was previously LED's assistant secretary, where he managed initiatives and programs related to business intelligence, state economic competitiveness, community development, small business development, emergency response and recovery, and entertainment industry development.

El Koubi also served as LED's director of state economic competitiveness. In that role, he pursued opportunities to enhance Louisiana's business climate and led development of the state's long-term economic growth strategy. Before joining LED, he served as policy director of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, or BRAC. At BRAC, he directed policy and research operations and played an integral role in transforming BRAC into one of the leading regional economic development organizations in the nation. Under his leadership, BRAC's policy research team won the top economic development research award in the nation for two consecutive years. Prior to graduate school, he practiced environmental engineering for two years with the Baton Rouge office of Trinity Consultants.

Jason graduated from LSU in Biological Engineering and received his M.S. degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics.