the conscientious are perplexed,
at the vista of a fragile world—
⥤ PRACTICAL LITERACY IN THE TAXONOMY OF CHANGE IS NEEDED TO MATTER IN IT.
✭ are the systems in our institutions elastic to embrace chaordic currents? ✭
∞ … if you go between industries, income classes, communities of interests ∞ … to sense, sensibly & sensitively weave into the collaborative webs that underlie the natural earth, organizational partnerships, human cultural interactions, connecting elders + youth ∞ … add a regimen of continuous learning for cause-driven talent, authentic impactful investment & gifting at scale ∞ … the effect of your actions will dramatically re-frame our human story, on a planet in need. STEWARD WHAT MUST EMERGE.
personal metrics and indicators of impact over 18 years in 5 sectors
132K in 66 countries employed
2.21gha ecoprint where avg=5
$550M in economic value
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DOING | professional pursuits
Hab EL/ALASSAAD-BADER is an international, cross-sectoral executive orienting the communities around him for whole-systems-transformation... at this time of great change. Northern Californian-raised and third-culture-lensed, he intercesses to select members of dynastic 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 development finance and pre-fintech as founding CEO of a challenger-bank for the Global South (Oryx SIS 1), which failed as transactional-algorithms at the time were still closed-source before the emergence of 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 2.2 gha-biohectare Planetary footprint where the avg. is 5.
The AFAQ Group for General Investment he established in 2015 custodies the personal estate of a diplomatic principal's chattels, with a reputational-equity portfolio of positions in ethical allocations to further innovations abroad that are 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 placed the Arab world’s direct presence for 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 to board service at local-town and public-interest endeavours like Planets Montessori Nurseries, the U.S. 501(c)3 When We Band Together, and Brighter AB of Sweden (NASDAQ OMX: BRIG)… while avocationally experimenting through the Kx2 Programme for Societal Resiliency to Whole-Story-Change and VLZ.RO (two test-beds for post-COVID19 & post-COP26 scenarios, with special emphasis on water security for micro-communities).
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 Investment and 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 (modern lyre). He is married, acting as a co-parent together with his wife to their own kin among those of their friends and homeschooling pod, raising the next gen of changemakers for a world in need.
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02/19 - USA - Miraki Innovation Launch
12/18 – UAE - CampdenWealth FE&I Forum
06/18 – Monaco -, Ritossa Summit
08/17 – USA – 1640 Society FO Forum (NY)05/18 – UAE - Middle East Investment Summit
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
02/18 – UAE - World Government Summit
series of televised interviews on social entrepreneurship and social innovation between 2010-2015
02/19 – UAE - Milken Institute MENA Summit
03/17 – UAE - FT Family Business Summit
’18 & ’21 – KSA – Future Investment Initiative
2019 – UAE - Focus group, Public Policy Forum
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
series of shorts, clips, and appearances from 2009 to 2014 on the incubator and startup scene
2015 - Tunisia - Hivos MidEast Creatives / Cowork
2014 - UAE - Emirates Foundation Awards for Gulf Youth
06/18 – France - Time of Wonders + BOMA
05/16 - USA - The Resonance Project Online course
06/16 - Global - Star Trek: Beyond
12/11 - Global - The Human Project (App)
2007 - Global - Change Management Toolbook
series of talks and seminars at universities and institutes from 2002 - 2019 from the UK to the US and Arab world .
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