Director / Public Relations
As a business funding consultant, translator, and more, Muna Estensen has built her career around supporting the growth of both Middle Eastern and Australian businesses, often creating connections between the two.
Currently, Muna is a self-employed business funding consultant. She works with small to medium enterprises (SME) in the import, export, food and hospitality, and start-up tech sectors to help these businesses source state and federal government grants. She also works with a national debt collection business, assisting them in managing credit policy compliance and meeting KPIs.
Muna holds both a Master’s in International Relations from Bond University and a Master’s in Interpreting and Translation Studies from Monash University. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. She completed the Certificate IV in Credit Management from the Australian Institute of Credit Management in 2019; she also holds a Certificate in Governance Practice from the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA).
Previously, Muna served as the National Events and Business Development Manager for the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She was responsible for marketing, public relations, events, strategic business promotion, and creating workshops to support Australian companies doing business in the Middle East. She has also translated publications in the psychology, science, and education fields.
In 2014, Muna joined the ALCCI as a board member. Other directors see her as a valuable asset and contributor to the Chamber due to her business development experience and acumen, as well as her specific experience with stakeholder management and strategic partnerships. As of 2019, she served the board as the public relations officer.
Muna’s greatest strength is her ability to build bridges between stakeholders to support their growth and success. By bringing together like-minded businesses based in both the Middle Eastern and Australian networks, she hopes to help the ALCCI in meeting its new challenges and objectives as they arise.