"I had a teacher named Ebbe Krogh who changed my life. He saw my talent and encouraged me to keep going when everyone else told me to be quiet and expect less of life."
At the age of twenty-eight, Soulaima Gourani received recognition as one of Denmark’s brightest businesswomen when she received the prestigious Rising Star award and the Talent 2004 award. Since then, she has gained valuable management experience from companies such as Hewlett-Packard and A.P. Moller-Maersk.
Today, Soulaima Gourani exploits her vast knowledge and experience as an adviser and speaker for some of Denmark’s most innovative companies.
Soulaima is listed as one of the top 100 talents in Europe to keep an eye on by the well-esteemed French magazine Courrier International, and in March 2012 she was selected as one of the 192 management leaders in 2012-2017 by the World Economic Forum who are to carry out the task as innovators and futurists in one of the world’s most important leadership forums—Young Global Leaders. Soulaima is a Young Global Leader, and in the next five years, she will travel around the world to meet with politicians and business leaders.