Basima Abdulrahman

Basima Abdulrahman

Founder & CEO of KESK, an Iraqi solar energy company

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Expertise on: Climate Change

Basima is a seasoned green tech entrepreneur with over 15 years of expertise in sustainable development. As the Founder and CEO of KESK, the pioneering company that fuses green solutions with cloud-computing technologies in Iraq, she is committed to ensuring that present advancements do not compromise the well-being of future generations. Her vision is centered around establishing trustworthy, accessible, and profitable smart green solutions. With a diverse range of accomplishments, Basima has served as a World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member and Cultural Leader, an inspiring TEDx speaker, and a laureate of the prestigious Cartier Women's Initiative in the MENA Region. Her leadership was recognized when she was selected to co-chair the 2019 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, alongside the CEO of Microsoft and the President of the World Bank. As a thought leader in the Greentech sector, Basima's insights have been featured in renowned publications such as TIME magazine, Inhabitat, Forbes, WEF Agenda, and the National, among others. Since 2018, she has been sought after as an esteemed international speaker, captivating audiences with discussions on entrepreneurship, climate change, greentech, and environmental issues in the Middle East. Basima holds an impressive academic background, having earned a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a master's degree in Structural Engineering. Her passion for sustainability and her determination to drive positive change make her a force to be reckoned with in the field of green technology.



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