Lunch Seminar: Making a Mark and Achieving Your Highest Potential in the Development Sector


Friday, September 23, 2016, 11:45am to 1:00pm


Perkins Room (R-415), 4th Floor Rubenstein, HKS

Speaker: Soulaima Gourani, CEO Capital Aid & Owner,

Soulaima GouraniSoulaima Gourani is a Danish CEO, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist whose vision is to make the world a more tolerant place through international trade and business relations. She is currently CEO of CapitalAid, a Denmark-based company helping small businesses to accelerate growth through strategic growth loans, and as CEO of, a service working to implement trade relations and connecting manufacturers with distributors. Gourani has also worked as an advisor to several major companies (e.g. Samsung, Microsoft, Dell, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Danske Bank, etc.) on customer loyalty, strategic networking, employee motivation, and designing sustainable products. Alongside her work with business growth and trade, Gourani serves as the chair of numerous other organizations including Global Dignity, a nonprofit working to engage youth in conversations about dignity, and the Mara Mentor Initiative, an online platform seeking to empower young African entrepreneurs in their business ventures