Speakers’ bio


Soulaima Gourani
Speaker, Author, Advisor, Investor

 ”Our way of thinking is based on the assumption that the future is going to be like the past”

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I am the founder and CEO of Tradeconductor, a highly successful business and global trade marketing consultancy that has helped countless major corporations become what they are today. I am a frequent speaker at conferences + author of several bestseller books and have contributed to more than 14 books on leadership, change management, SCM and how to get success in life. Everything I do always serve a common purpose: to create more innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers–more peace in the world.

I am an official expert at World Economic Forum’s (Expert Network) within “Behavioural Sciences & Education and Skills.”

I work for clients as Samsung, Roche A/S, Leo‐Pharma, NNIT, Genzyme, Aberdeen, DuPont, LEGO, McKinsey, DELL, Microsoft, Adecco, ManSoft, Alk Abello, Aon  Hewitt, Citroen, Colliers, Diageo, Cisco, Ernst & Young, Volvo, FL Smidth, H. Lundbeck, IBM, TDC, SimCorp, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Danske Bank, and Deloitte etc.

I work  all over the world: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, USA, Finland, Greenland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Russia, Mongolia, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, Greece, Thailand, Egypt, Venezuela, Morocco, Turkey, China, Lebanon, Japan, Switzerland, Mexico and Bahrain.

Current positions and work:
Owner & Co-­founder of: Getcapitalaid (2015 – Aug. 2018), Tradeconductor.com (2007), Nerdyspeakers.com and http://www.nerdyspeaker.com (2016), Fremilivet.dk (2016), presidentspeak.com (2016) & Soulaima.com (2007).

I am a columnist at the Danish newspapers Jyllandsposten.dk (owned by Jyllands Posten Holding A/S and A/S Politiken Holding) and Berlingske.dk (owned by Berlingske Media) and my weekly Forbes column: 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/soulaimagourani/#14feb8296b06

I am a paid 10k+ USD keynotespeaker at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau – book via CraigS@bigspeak.com and speaker at leade.rs.

Current boards and advisory boards:

Education: Export technician, Odense, 2001, E-MBA from Copenhagen Business School, 2007

Executive training:

  • Executive training; Stanford University (2006).
  • Innovation. Berkeley University (2006); Design-thinking.
  • Indian School of Business (ISB), (2012); Innovations and Lessons from Emerging Markets: A South Asia Perspective.
  • The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2013 & 2014);  “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century” and “Leadership and decision making” & IDEASpHERE (alum program)
  • The Jackson Institute For Global Affairs, Yale University (2014); Leadership and Decision Making in the 21st Century.
  • INCAE Business school, Costa Rica (2015); Leadership for Sustainable Development.

Recipient of awards and honors including:

  • Rising Star Award (2004)
  • European list of talents (2004, Magazine Courrier)
  • Talent 100 Award, Berlingske, 2004
  • Young Global Leader (YGL; 2012, World Economic Forum)
  • Top 100 Women, FEMINA, Denmark, 2012
  • Nordic Thinkers top 20, 2013
  • EUROMAN top 100 women, 2013
  • ’40 under 40′ Europe, 2014
  • Womenomics Influencer Award, 2015
  • Women’s Media Center’s SheSource expert, 2016
  • Inspiring Fifty: Nordics 2016
  • ‘100 Women in the Top’, Berlingske Business, Denmark 2017
  • Kraks Blå Bog (Danish for Krak’s Blue Book) is a Danish for-­‐profit biographical dictionary service in a format comparable to Marquis Who’s Who, 2018.)
  • UP & COMING WOMEN SOLOPRENEURS TO KNOW, 2018

I am the author of two bestseller books, many e-­books and co-­written 14-16 books  – See the titles here

Private: Live in Palo Alto, married Brian P. Frandsen (online community builder), two kids, a son (2007) and a daughter (2009) (I am a proud mum).

Twitter: @soulaimagourani
Hompage: www.soulaima.com

Book me via my agent: CraigS@bigspeak.com

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