I hold an MBA in strategic management and in my corporate life have worked in senior HR and strategic roles with such notable organizations as Unilever, the International Monetary Fund, and Emirates Airline (a period totaling over 14 years). Serial entrepreneur and investor, with a diversified portfolio of technology startups including innovative web platforms and mobile apps. I am passionate about enabling and supporting entrepreneurship culture and ecosystems around the world, and have co-founded the platform which acts as a virtual accelerator for startups. Over the last seven years I held numerous engagements as a mentor, speaker, judge, consultant, panelist, lecturer and coach in this field. Advised hundreds of tech startups and investors, incubators/acceletarors, sandboxes and other ecosystem entities. As a digital nomad, I’ve visited 86 countries to date and lived/worked in several of them. Most recently I have founded a global movement to advocate for embodying the lifestyle of success and fulfillment, with the purpose of promoting thought leadeship and helping develop everyone into the most successful version of themselves, currently inspiring hearts and minds in in 12 languages.

Please feel free to reach out to me to discuss speaking or consulting engagements or any opportunities for collaboration (details here).


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Present Period (2014-now):

focusing on tech startups & ecosystems

Movement Leader – FELS ( global thought leadership content)
Co-founder & COO – Eleva8or (virtual startup accelerator platform)
MD & Lead Consultant – AKCS (own company, small business services)
Co-founder on various apps and web platforms (details here)

Past Period (2000-2013):

various senior roles in corporate HR management

Regional HR Manager, Business Support – Emirates Airline [2012- 2013]

International Monetary Fund

HR Business Partner – International Monetary Fund (IMF) [2007 – 2012]

Bank Al-Jazira (BAJ)

Career Development Manager – Bank Al-Jazira [2003 – 2005]


Internal Communications Manager, Assistant to HR Director – Unilever Arabia [2000 – 2003]



Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate – Stanford University

MBA, Strategic Management – University of North Texas


BS, Industrial Engineering – Arizona State University


GPHR Certification – HRCI Institute


Community Host at Impact Hub Dubai, Spring 2014
Speaker & Mentor at HackaMena event, In5 Accelerator (Feb 2015)
Session Speaker at SME World Summit in Dubai (Mar 2015)
Panel judge & Mentor at AngelHack events in the UAE (2015)
Panel judge & Mentor at Turn8 incubator Dubai (multiple occasions)
Mentor at Rowad Bahrain (multiple occasions)
Keynote Speaker at StartupGrind event at Hult University (Feb 2016)
Main stage presenter/MC ArabNet 2016 (May 2016)
Admissions panel judge at ShjSEEN incubator program (May 2016)
Live interview on Al-Hurra TV channel (June 2016)
Speaker and mentor at Startup Saudi Arabia conference (Nov 2017)
Finalist mentor at MIT-EF competition (Feb 2018)
Speaker and judge at SEED Bootcamp Jeddah (Mar 2018)
Mentor at Seedstars World Competition (Sept 2018)
Panel speaker at AppzWorld Conference (Oct 2018)
Workshop presenter at Biban / SMEA Conference (Oct 2018)
Mentor at Blossom MENA Accelerator Program (Dec 2018)
Mentor/Trainer at AIM Startup Roadshow (Jan 2019)
Keynote speaker at University of Jeddah Entrepreneurship Symposium (Feb 2019)
Workshop lecturer at Startups House incubator program (throughout 2019)
Workshop lecturer at MBS College, KAEC (March 2019)
Workshop speaker at Step Conference Riyadh (April 2019)
Advisory Board member, TEM at Arizona State University (2020
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Startups & investments
Trending technologies & innovation management
Enabling ecosystems & entrepreneurial culture
Blog & eBook content creation
Team building & talent management

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Blogs I currently manage
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Talks & and workshops I have given
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The Flourishing Entreprenuerial Lifestyle
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