Professional Profile

My bio and CV are shown below, also you can reach a variety of my business topics through the side menu to the right.

 

SUMMARY       

  • 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 eleva8or.com 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).

 

 حاصل على ماجستير ادارة الاعمال من الولايات المتحدة ، وقضيت اغلب حياتي العملية في مناصب استراتيجية بمجال ادارة الموارد البشرية في العديد من الشركات العالمية المعروفة مثل يونيليفر ، بنك الجزيرة ، صندوق النقد الدولي وطيران الامارات (لفترة اجمالية تجتاز 14 عاما). حالياً  انا مستشار ومستثمر في ريادة الاعمال بمجال التقنيات الحديثة مثل المنصات الالكترونية والتطبيقات. أهتم بدعم منظومة ريادة الأعمال في حول العالم ، وقد قمت باطلاق منصة اليفيتور والتي تساعد على تجهيز المشاريع الناشئة لمرحلة تلقي التمويل. خلال الاعوام السبع الماضية ، قمت بالارشاد والتدريب والتحكيم في عدة فعاليات ومؤتمرات بهذا المجال ، وقد زرت 86 دولة بالترحال العالمي حتى الان. مؤخراً قمت بإطلاق مسيرة عالمية للتوعية على نمط حياة الأشخاص الناجحين والطموحين ، بهدف السعي الى تطوير الجميع الى أفضل نموذج ممكن ، وحالياً تقوم بنشر هذا المحتوى عبر 12 لغة.ل

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CAREER HISTORY                             [View LinkedIn Profile]

Present Period (2014-now): focusing on tech startups & consulting

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                        Emirates Airline – Dubai, UAE

HR Business Partner                          IMF – Washington, DC

Career Development Mgr                  Bank Al-Jazira – Jeddah, KSA

HR Communications Mgr                  Unilever Arabia – Jeddah, KSA

 

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATES

Innovation & Entrepreneurship       Stanford University

MBA, Strategic Management            University of North Texas

BS, Industrial Engineering                Arizona State University

GPHR Certification                             HRCI Institute

 

ENGAGEMENTS & ACTIVITIES                

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)

[More details and event photos here]

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Startups & investments

Trending technology sectors

Innovation management

Enabling ecosystems

Entrepreniural culture

Growth & success lifestyle coaching

Team building & talent management

 

REFERENCE LINKS

My LinkedIn page

Blogs I currently manage

Interesting Books I have read

Talks & and workshops I have given

Technology projects I am involved with

HR consulting & career coaching practice

Global events & activities I participated in

The Flourishing Entreprenuerial Lifestyle

Getting in touch with me

 

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