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Hab EL/ALASSAAD-BADER is a fractional executive and writer orienting the communities around him for whole-systems-transformation... at this time of great change. His opines on the protracted 2023 economic situation are currently undergoing publication. Northern Californian-raised and third-culture-lensed, he intercesses to progressive families and technological legacies in Europe, the Middle East, United States, and Africa, while governing on entrepreneurial boards spanning the private, public, and nonprofit sectors… thereby globally weighting younger teams designing our future, with a particular emphasis on protecting our water, health, and technical-talent resources.
Enabling society's aging institutions to reconfigure through introducing transparent responsibility and new models is a recurring theme in Hab’s career. Following formative mentorship from GE and Andersen Consulting senior talents, and commercial sales & corporate philanthropy tenures at publicly traded titans like ORACLE, GM, Motorola spanning 66 countries between 2001 and 2011, Hab forayed into finance as founding syndicator of a pre-DeFi challenger-bank (Oryx Secondary), which failed as it preceded necessary disruptions by blockchain. He was among the early forerunners of Dubai’s nascent 2010-2015 startup scene as a vested maker and community-convener in the non-profit Impact Hub network... a frenzy of 20,000 sustainability innovators in 80 cities which rotate to host gatherings, such as the annual Unlikely Allies Summit. The 7,500 sq.ft Impact Hub Dubai he co-started and vice-chaired emerged as the 1st legally licensed incubator in its nation, launching the 1st Emirati accelerator in collaboration with its Department of Economic Development, hosting 1st-ever official events in its wider region by innovative transnational platforms (Global Shapers, Bitcoin Association, UN Foundation, U.Lab, Pioneers Festival, eBay, Magento, the International Committee for Journalists), and delivering mentorship to the Emirates Foundation’s Awards for Gulf Youth social entrepreneurs.
With thanks to the scaling efficiencies of such multinationals and advances in impact-measurement, Hab carries a personal triple-bottom-line of $550M in total Profit stewarded (inclusive of indirect socioeconomic value), 132,000 People trained for employment, and a 4.2 gha-biohectare Planetary footprint where the average is greater than 10.
As its Executive Director, the AFAQ Group for General Investment he established in 2015 custodies the personal estate and chattels of a diplomatic principal, with a reputational-equity portfolio of ethically allocated positions to further innovation abroad that is existential to its locale. It also maintains a set of operational vehicles to facilitate strategic world continuity, including LMM General Trading for sustainability products, the Teknix contractor for technical projects, and the re-educational service provider Irtiqa Human Development… aligning with likeminded families and their companies abroad, and working with local government bodies to steward regulatory permits, security clearances, land, IP, talent, operational infrastructure, and representation, for risk mitigation and return acceleration of FDI.
The firm's matriarchical Principal's family, descending of the grand Bani Yas tribe for generations (originating circa Abu Dhabi), are renowned for their piety, judgment, poetry, and knighthood, and had been entrusted a significant role in the unification of the Trucial States to form the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). Their seed of wisdom continues today through marital consort with members of the contemporary Al Maktoum line, globally reputed following the visionary leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Vice President, Minister of Defence, and Prime Minister of the UAE, Emir (Ruler) of Dubai, and Chairman of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD).
In 2019, besides a turnaround of Canada's Revitalife as Chief Operating Officer, Hab has been a Managing Director at MIRAKI Innovation, a Harvard Square-based I.P. commercialization firm for whom he arranged the Principal's auspices, to link the U.S. and Gulf health R&D ecosystems into a network... making miraculously lifesaving DoD grant- and private capital- funded medical devices (from blood filtration and cold slurries to surgical robots and imaging A.I.) publicly accessible, commoditizing current previous-gen technology and thus reducing cost of care to the ill-stricken. The leadership behind MIRAKI gained accolades for having originated what became the first, only, and largest unicorn in medtech to date, Auris-J&J: $5.7B. Today, Hab takes this experience on secundment to Nabta Health as Chief Commercial Officer, and service to both mass-public and local boards... like Planets Montessori Nurseries, the U.S. 501(c)3 When We Band Together, and Brighter AB of Sweden (NASDAQ OMX: BRIG). Avocationally authoring analyses on economic resources and digital assets and experimenting through the Kx2 Programmefor Societal Resiliency to Whole-Story-Change (his test-bed for post-COVID19 & post-COP28 scenarios).
Other past affiliations range from the UN Global Alliance for ICT & Development, Medcap Funds, 3BL Holdings, Alliance of Civilisations, Change Facilitation Associates Network, Hivos Mideast Creatives, Mudara-Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance, Alternative Direct Investmentand Securities Association, Project Management Institute, American Marketing Association, and the Zayed University National Advisory Council.
Scholastically, an avid proponent of the classical humanities and the spirit of benevolent venturing, Hab was an inceptional participant of the 1st INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (2006), the 1st awardee outside the United States of Board of Directors grant from the Electronic Document Systems Foundation, and an A.U.S. Pioneers ring recipient by HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al-Qasimi (Ruler of Sharjah).
Following childhood schooling in Monterey, California, Hab regarded the populous deserts of Dubai, Riyadh, and Black Rock City as domiciles of young adulthood, and is presently agnostic to physical any location worldwide... valuing minimalist mobility over nationalist nobility. Recreationally, Hab is a novice instrumentalist of the Mediterranean zither (tabletop lyre). He co-parents together with his wife to their own single kin among those of their friends and homeschooling pod.
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HAB IN PICTURE
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11/21 - UAE - Middle East Investment Summit
12/18 – UAE - CampdenWealth FE&I Forum 08/17 – USA – 1640 Society FO Forum (NY)
05/18 – UAE - Middle East Investment Summit
2015 - Romania - Theory U, Unlikely Allies Summit
2012 - Italy - Impact Hub Global Gathering
2011 = Turkey - Art of Participatory Leadership
2010 - Greece - World Cafe / OpenSpace / AoH
2019 – UAE - Focus group, Public Policy Forum 2019 - USA - Miraki Innovation Launch 2015 - Tunisia - Hivos MidEast Creatives / Cowork
2014 - UAE - Emirates Foundation Awards for Gulf Youth
series of televised interviews on social entrepreneurship and social innovation between 2010-2015
series of shorts, clips, and appearances from 2009 to 2014 on the incubator and startup scene
06/18 – France - Time of Wonders + BOMA 12/11 - Global - The Human Project (App)
02/19 – UAE - Milken Institute MENA Summit
03/17 – UAE - FT Family Business Summit
’18 & ’21 – KSA – Future Investment Initiative
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2023 - Irtiqa Forum 2016 - UAE - American U in the Emirates MBA 2006 – UAE - Higher Colleges of Technology
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10/20-02/21 - UAE - Accords-stemmed visits
01/19 - PRC - China Belt and Road relations
09/18 – USA – MoE VC mission to SF Bay
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PERSONAL GENEOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY
RUNNING LONG in Mr. Al-Assa'ad’s line is a duality of diplomacy and defiance: Unrelated to Syrian or Palestinian Al-Assads, he is among very few living legacies today of the El-Assaad dynasty, whose lineage defended fellow denizens of history’s Jabal Aamel (Mount Amel) principality – today southern Lebanon – for 36 generations, throughout the Arab caliphate by Sheikh al Mashayekh (Saintly Chief of Chiefs) Nassif Al-Nassar (the Invictor) ibn Al-Wa’ili, Ottoman conquest under Shabib Pasha Al Assaad, and colonial French administration by his grandfather Hassib Beyk—also supreme Judge and grand Speaker at halls across the Levant.
His patriarchy originated when the kin of the Najdi (today Saudi) traveling bedouin Ali El Sagheer (Seger, the Young) were proclaimed Al Assaad (the Most Rejoiceful) by their adopting people of Jabal Aamel after liberating Sidon & Tyre, its ancient and Biblical capitals, from Byzantine tyrants (wherefrom the term originated). His tribe, the Rwala a side of the Anazzah (of Bani Wa’il), as are the Al-Saud royalty and other Najdis… yet, a branch that caravaned northwest in search of arable farmland (one cluster headed by Emir Mejhem ibn Meheid, holder of a Croix de Légion d’Honneur and taken Lady of Ellenborough, Jane E. Digby.
Having for generations thereafter bloodmixed to the point of synosanguinity with the local Mediterranean population, during their Al-Assaad era, they, as provincial governors by consent, were given Khuwwa (brotherly voluntary crop-sharing) by local clans to finance protecting their co-operative trade from outside occupation, peacefully upholding the autonomy of a laborious few in the midst of one massive imperial taxation hegemony after another. This continued until contemporary domestic belligerence and foreign interferences led to rapid depredation of the Al-Assaads’ popularity-base and ability to deliver its constituency from external subjugation, ultimately resulting in the exodus of Mr. Al-Assaad's immediate family upon Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war, perhaps returning in better times, if at all, meanwhile connecting to new international causes— letting go of the past unless birthed new context.
Today, the Al-Assaad name is carried by a handful of perseverants in the fragmented Lebanese electoral landscape, such as his cousins Riyad (businessperson, as Independent), Maan (human rights lawyer and propagator of the Tayyar Al Assaadi current), and Ahmad (founder of the Lebanese Option Party and SNG)… as well as those in international service, such as Nael (cousin) – envoy for HM King Abdullah of Jordan and former husband of late Saudi magnate Adnan Khashoggi’s sister Soheir. Mr. Al-Assaad's sister Hoda, an organizer of IMF’s 2003 Annual Meetings and ex-Clearstream Banking, Dubai Holding, and the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, recently joined the Arab Media Group after running the office of Fouad Makhzoumi – the ultra-HNW industrialist behind the National Dialogue Party. His brother Habib, also residing in Dubai, is Intercessor and Advisor to Sheikha Latifa MBM espoused to His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Ahmed Al Maktoum.
Other deceased notable relations in modernity included the much renowned Kamel Beyk – Speaker of the House of the Lebanese Parliament and genitor of the Social Democratic Party (grandcousin); Haidar (father) – historian and among the first official delegates to visit the new People’s Republic of China in the 1960’s following Ministerial civil service – later serving as a Director at the FAO of the United Nations and consultant to TRW and the World Bank; his passed uncles… namely His late Excellency Sa'id, Ambassador of Lebanon to France and Belgium who was wed to Bahija El-Solh, the aunt of HRH Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of K.S.A. and daughter of Riyad El-Solh, architect of Lebanon’s independence from French mandatehood and drafter of the newly formed republic’s first constitution (leading to the small country’s becoming an exceptional example of economic and touristic freedom in its wider region until Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war); and Hazaa – who entered Middle East Airlines into alliance with Pan Am (led by Najeeb Halaby, father of Lisa Halaby, who later became HM Queen Noor of Jordan). Surviving them —last of the elder circle—are esteemed power-broking socialites such as Bassam and Madame Zahye. Mr. Al-Assaad himself has no partisan affiliations or political aspirations. To this day Mr. Al-Assaad remains solely Lebanese and has not sought other citizenship, albeit depending on scenarios he is currently monitoring.
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