I am the Managing Director of iceHubs Global – an international network of technology innovation hubs transforming local sustainability challenges into sustainable businesses. Over the last 4 years, I have also co-created two other organisations; icecairo – Egypt’s leading green tech innovation hub & “maker” space and Nawaya – a social enterprise advocating sustainable agriculture and agri-business based entrepreneurship.
I have a passion towards bringing people together around complex challenges and turning these challenges into opportunities. I believe that by combining innovation and entrepreneurship methodologies with the “maker” movement and the power of the crowd, even the most complex challenges can be transformed into opportunities for the formation of green businesses.
My work in eco-innovation has allowed me to be part of a movement using Social Enterprises to create triple-bottom-line products and services, improving the livelihoods of communities and creating jobs for youth – helping grow Green Economies and activating emerging futures.