Saleem Sakakini, a branding and strategic planning consultant, joined ARIJ in 2019 as a part-time senior developer. He launched his career in web development in 1999 and by 2002 was running his own business Visuals Active Media. In 2008 he began another startup venture, Alternative Business Solutions, acting on his passion for brand management. In 2009 he went in a new direction, opening Orjuwan Lounge & Deli. He expanded into catering, a coffee shop, and boutique food products while still also keeping his hands in brand creation and strategic planning. At ARIJ he works with editors and journalists in creating digital presentations of their investigations, and in refining ARIJ’s brand through social media and website.