Speakers’ bio


Photographer: Stine Østby

 ”Our way of thinking is based on the assumption that the future is going to be like the past”

Soulaima Gourani (born; 1975, Safi Morocco)

It is her vision to change the world to a better more tolerant place through trade, business, and via relations between countries and people.

She believes that international trade can change the world for the better – as an example no two countries that both had McDonald’s had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald’s.

She is the founder of Tradeconductor.com – World peace through trade and CEO of GETcapitalaid.com .

She is a motivational speaker and philanthropist with approx. 200 public talks/year around the world (Scandinavia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, Morocco, UK, Israel, Sri Lanka, Burma/Myanmar, Mongolia, India, Spain, Greenland, Greece, China, Lebanon, Japan, Switzerland, Mexico, Bahrain, Thailand, Venezuela and the U.S).

She is an advisor to major companies on customer loyalty, strategic networking and change management and employee motivation and future of business (how to design sustainable products that that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and environment).

She has worked as an advisor/and/or speaker for clients e.g. Harvard Kennedy University, Samsung, Aberdeen, DuPont, LEGO, McKinsey, DELL, Microsoft, Stanford University, IDC Herzliya, Leo Pharma, Genzymes, Adecco, Alk Abello, Aon Hewitt, Nordic Business Forum, BMW, Citroen, Colliers, Diageo, Cisco, Dong Energy, HULT Business school, Ernst & Young, FL Smidth, H. Lundbeck, IBM, GLOWORK, TDC, SimCorp, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Danske Bank, and Deloitte, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and many many many more …

She is an expert in Behavioural Sciences Education and Skills to the World Economic Forum

She is author of 3 books and contributor to more than 16 books.

She is on the board of a wide range of private and public companies including Global Dignity (New York), Miracle Foundation (Austin), Chickstarter (New York) as well as Chair of Global Dignity Denmark (globaldignity.org).

She is a very active debater on TV, radio and through blogs etc.

Education: E-MBA from Copenhagen Business School, 2007

Executive leadership courses from: Indian School of Business (ISB), Harvard Kennedy University, Stanford University, Berkeley University, The Jackson Institute For Global Affairs, Yale University (2014), INCAE Costa Rica (2015)

Recipient of awards and honors including:

  • Rising Star Award (2004)
  • European list of talents (2004, Magazine Courrier)
  • Talent 100 Award, Berlingske, 2004
  • Young Global Leader (YGL; 2012, World Economic Forum)
  • Top 100 Women, FEMINA, Denmark, 2012
  • Nordic Thinkers top 20, 2013
  • EUROMAN top 100 women, 2013
  • ’40 under 40′ Europe, 2014
  • Womenomics Influencer Award, 2015
  • Inspiring Fifty: Nordics 2016
  • ‘100 Women in the Top’, Berlingske Business, Denmark 2017

Private: Married and has two kids age 6 and 8

Interests: sport, music, art and travelling

Lives in Austin, Texas.





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