WORLD IMPACT FORUM
WORLD IMPACT FORUM
Join us for the World Impact Forum, where some of the most inspiring and influential speakers from around the world will be coming together to celebrate the spirit of positive impact. Together, the team at the World Impact Forum strives to make a difference in the world and empower people to think and act differently.
Muhammed Lameen Abdul-Malik
Nobel Peace Prize (IAEA) 2005 | CEO @ Honest Management | Founder 100ideascafe | Public Speaker | Coffeepreneur | Intellectual Philanthropist
Mr. Muhammed Lameen Abdul-Malik is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, with over 20 years of experience in international management working in the UK Government, United Nations in nuclear science and technology, the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute, an International Saudi Think Tank and an entrepreneur. During his tenure at these organizations, he helped establish Zambia’s first cancer hospital, which opened in 2007 and treats about 1,500 cancer patients annually; developed a regional strategy to help Africa use nuclear science and technology to address its development challenges; launched a unique global infectious diseases index that tracks up to 60 pathogens daily, initiated white papers and a research agenda in line with the SDGs to highlight topical issues and launched the healthcare, sustainability and AI/Robotics roadmap, as well as guided the selection and curation of ideas aimed at alleviating global societalchallenges. Lameen has set himself a goal to impact one billion people’s lives positively over the next 10 years and is subsequently spearheading efforts to support that ethos. In 2022, he launched 100 IDEAs Cafe (a crowd sourcing platform to source innovative ideas to impact our world positively focusing on health, sustainability, technology and the youth) and is about to launch the World’s first professional network for honest people, called The Honest Network. He is the CEO of Honest Management, a boutique consultancy based in Dubai and is currently advising the President of Mohamed VI Polytechnic University, a premier university in Morocco on green hydrogen, sustainability and entrepreneurship. He recently prepared a discussion paper on how Morocco can become a green hydrogen economy. He is also very passionate about coffee, for which he has been writing for over 15 years under his personal blogwww.fromcoffeewithlove.com and has been featured on CNNs website for Drinking Coffee in October 2020 and Arab News.
CEO & Co-founder @ Enjinstarter | Blockchain Gaming, Entertainment and Impact & Sustainability
Prakash is a serial Entrepreneur from Singapore who has built and sold companies. He is currently the CEO and cofounder of Enjinstarter. A launchpad focused on Blockchain Gaming, Entertainment and the Metaverse. They have invested into more than 70 companies and have helped 45 of them to raise capital via their launchpad. They have raised more than USD$ 10.5M since inception in April 2021 including USD$5M from True Global Ventures (TGV) for their Series A. Prakash is a passionate ecosystem builder who believes in the value of establishing solid relationships in mutually beneficial partnerships.
Hyper focused on helping CEOs establish "IO (Intelligent Operations)" to increase profitability & grow their market share | ERP auditor
Talha Shaikh is a business expansion & technology implementation expert with a total experience of 24 years in the field of business revenue acceleration, corporate growth management, intelligent operations and enterprise software solutions. Talha has held senior director positions in various tech companies since 2009 in Dubai, including a stint as a Managing Director. He led a team of 80 people in a full-fledged IT technology house and spearheaded multi-million-dollar projects for well-known brands in 16 countries of the Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific region. Together with his high-end specialism and experience in ERP software with 40+ different modules and systems, Talha is very strong in numerous business domains with in-depth knowledge of how to achieve business growth and excellence. As a qualified design thinking consultant and mobility solution specialist, Talha has used these skills to provide tailor-made solutions for clients, helping C & D suite executives in increasing profits, eliminating cost wastage, & shifting to a data-driven insight oriented decision-making culture. He also provides tech guidance in Enterprise Asset Management (RM/PPM), Facilities Management, Inspection Management, Finance Management, Human Resource Management, Procurement Management, Inventory Management, Hotel Backoffice Operations, Restaurant Systems, Dealer Management Systems, Real Estate Systems, Turnkey Project Services, Manufacturing, CRM, Project Estimation, Field Technician, IoT, Industry 4.0, API’s & Mobile Apps (native, Android and iOS), Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity & Data protection. His major clients include; Lourve Museum, Crown Prince Dubai, EMAAR, Kingspan, FedEx, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, Bridgestone, LOreal, Citibank, KPMG, Starwood, Le Meridien, Al Tamimi, AON, BBC, SABIC, Qatar Gas, Energizer Middle East, Hong Kong Trade Development, Thomas Bennett, MAF, TNT, Danzas, Dubai South, EO, Red Cross, UAS, International Cricket Council, YSL, Dmix, German Council, Lloyd Global, McGreggor, Coal & Oil, Noble Denton, Conares Metal, Deyaar, Dubai Quality Group, EC Harris, Grayling, Fluor Daniel, Franklin Covey, Al Gurg, Thumbay, KGMS, Metito, Ministry of Public Works, Ramada, Tyco, Scott Wilson, Al Jazeera Investment, Bukhatir Group and many more.
Blockchain + AI for Climate Impact, Supply Chain, Carbon + Regeneration
Erin Grover is focused on emerging technologies for carbon impact, food security and regenerative supply chains. This includes blockchain, AI and IOT innovation. She has extensively researched emerging DeFi markets in Kenya, Uganda and India. She is a part of the World Economic Forum's Crypto Sustainability Coalition as a member of the blockchain and carbon working group. Before her work in agritech, she served for the United Nations, USAID and other international NGOs in Afghanistan, Timor Leste, Nepal and Cambodia over a decade.
Dr Elena Zhukovskaya
Strategic Consultancy and Business Development - Innovations and Sustainability
Elena, with over 15 years of experience in marketing, business management, and strategic consulting, is a seasoned professional. She has actively contributed to the establishment of innovative projects since 2010, and her role as a consultant has propelled the launch of 25+ international businesses, orchestrated 50+ PR and digital campaigns, and secured $5 million in investment for start-ups. Elena holds degrees from Moscow University, the Russian School of Higher Economics, and the Italian Academy of Design, and her expertise spans marketing, brand strategies, and communications. Elena managed a B2B communication agency in Russia and has since 2017 embarked on her journey as an independent business and investment relations consultant, assisting tech companies in the Middle East. She is also a partner in a boutique consulting company in Dubai and the founder of Advanced Sustainability Innovation Center (ASIC) UAE, a collaborative initiative for sustainability. Holding a PhD degree, Elena is fluent in Russian, English, and Arabic.
Founder and CEO, Marinas Guardian Ltd
Experienced CEO and Director with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services and natural resources sectors. Strong professional skills in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Banking, and Investment. Proven success in project management, business turnarounds and restructurings. Strong commercial sense complemented by well tuned understanding of risk management.