Hanane Benkhallouk is a Moroccan American senior consultant with a broad scope of expertise, with 18+ years of professional experience holding senior managerial positions in Fortune 500 companies, government and non-profit organizations. In Dubai since 2005 coming from New York where, she graduated with an MBA in marketing and finance with distinction.
Hanane has been actively involved in human capital evelopment, leadership and entrepreneurship development since her university days, with a focus on women advancement that she is passionate about, but her experience was cultivated further when she was in charge of the entrepreneurship and innovation programs across the Arab World at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum foundation in Dubai.
Currently, she is Co-founder & Executive Director of Sustain Leadership, a consultancy specialised in Diversity & Inclusion, leadership development and transformational change.
She is also the co-founder of the first Lean in circle in the GCC, as well as a founding mentor of the Link, a women mentoring initiative in Dubai and the founding VP of the first Soroptimist international chapter in the GCC, Soroptimist international is a global organization dedicated to supporting women and girls across the globe. She is also the strategic partner of challenge to change, a swiss non for profit organization dedicated to women mental wellness and development, Hanane has been nominated lately by the Executive women magazine to be their ambassador for their expansion to a full platform to advance women careers and well being, and she is a consultant to Arab Women Pioneering network. Outside of her private consulting work, Hanane Benkhallouk speaks often at regional conferences and writes as a columnist in Harvard Business Review Arabic, and SME advisor magazine. She also sits on the advisory boards of a number of various SMEs and NGOs, and is well-known as a thought leader, an advocate for transformational leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship development, female advancement, and community engagement. Hanane has contributed to regional and global conferences and forums, such as the Women In Leadership Forum, E7 Summit in the UAE as well as the Lean in regional