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Juliana Khatil

Apr
15
2014
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Relationship Manager at Skyjunxion

With over 15 years of experience in sales, Internet technology and administration, Juliana Khalil combines her zeal for business with her passion for travel in her position as Relationship Manager at Skyjunxion, a corporate travel management system (www.skyjunxion.com).Skyjunxion, previously known as Instant Trips, focuses on providing regional companies with cost-effective solutions for their travel requirements, helping them reduce their budgets by up to 20%.

Overcoming the challenges of launching a start-up in today’s demanding economic climate, Juliana has been instrumental in building the company’s operations from ground-up in Dubai. An accomplished administrator and skilled negotiator, she fulfills a multi-faceted role from general management and client acquisition to establishing back-end fulfillment partnerships and a base of dependable, quality vendors in the local and international market.

Juliana comes to Skyjunxion following over seven years with Stargate-Cyberactive, a travel technology and content solution provider, representing World span’s global distribution system. In her position as marketing executive, she was responsible for promoting and selling Instant Trips as well as sourcing and managing third party vendors, putting in place a robust foundation for the portal.

Previous roles include sales, marketing, IT and administrative positions with: MATCO, a regional distributor of European cosmetics; Anta Akhi a volunteer organization affiliated with the Lebanese NGO, SESOBEL; Malik’s Bookshop, a major retailer of stationery, office supplies and print services in Lebanon; as well as International Network S.B., distributor of 5 Index DBV software.

A lifelong learner, committed to personal development, Juliana embarked upon her technical education with training in information technology and software development at BERI in Lebanon, supplemented by vocational courses in MS Office suite, web and graphic design, web development and animation. Her professional training includes certifications from IATA and IABA and courses by motivational speakers such as Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield.

With a firm belief in its philosophy of ‘givers gain’, Juliana is an active member of Rising Phoenix, a chapter of Business Network International (BNI), the world’s largest business networking organization. Investing further in her networking skills, she has recently achieved the distinction of Certified Networker Plus by The Referral Institute. She is also currently attending ‘CEO Business Growth’, a year-long workshop focusing on accelerated growth for high-performance organizations.

Fluent in French, Arabic and English, Juliana is a natural communicator with a ready smile, instinctively drawing people with her outgoing, lively personality. Quick to make friends and dedicated to helping others, she makes every effort to make time within her busy schedule to lend a hand to Dubai’s many volunteering initiatives. When does she switch off? “I do try and squeeze in a swim every now and then to keep fit, and love listening to music or curling up with a good book to unwind after a hectic day!”

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