Founder & CEO DUC International Consulting & Board Advisor & Smart City Expert,Skillz ME & Senior Advisor Locus Chain Foundation Singapore
An accomplished Business Management and Technology Executive with an extensive experience in both private and public sector with successful track record in building, transforming and leading result oriented professional organization, leading complex programs & business change initiatives with full P&L responsibility. Held Executive level positions with major Blue-Chip & Fortune 500 Technology Corporations.
Dr Usman has been at the forefront of many of the region’s (MENA) multi millions $ IT projects and extensively recognized for his expertise in the areas of eGovernment, e - services, ERP, process automation, specialized training initiatives and Strategic IT Planning.
An integrity driven personality and performance-driven executive with proven success in developing e¬ective and pro table partnerships with business stakeholders in risk adverse environments, strong communication skills with a reputation for being a detail oriented, and creative solutions provider focused on doing the right thing, the right way.
As an Organized Strategist and Entrepreneurial team player, he has provided strategic leadership to fully own and manage Life Cycle of Business Management, introduced innovative solutions to global marketing, and improved contract/proposal management processes. It produced breakthrough results in technology growth, business pipeline, exponential increase in revenue, and great market rapport.
Dr Usman has participated actively in several regional and International conferences / workshops and exhibitions as a keynote speaker to talk about various topics, such as Leadership, Marketing, Corporate Branding, Image Building, eGovernment Barriers, Change Management, Business Process Management, Public Private Partnership, Social Media, Strategic Planning, and Communication/Presentation Skills.
Apart from serving Large Enterprises and Public Sector, Dr Usman has several years of experience in the education sector as a consultant and professor with renowned Universities and Corporate Training Centers Globally.
Dr Usman has received several awards in the past few years for his outstanding performance and delivering Complex projects both in public and private sectors.
Co-founder & Executive Director,Sustain Leadership
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 development, 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 lead conference in Silicon Valley in the US.
Hanane Benkhallouk received the Saphira (good image ambassador) award by the Moroccan government in 2016.
She was also among the recognized contributors , to the Emirates Foundation for youth development, in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed, minister of foreign affairs of the UAE
In 2017 she was recognized by the Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid of Ajman for being part of the Pan GCC Leadership program.
In March 2018, Hanane received Woibex’s Excellence Award for Women Leaders in the Middle East, and in August2018 she received the Woman in Leadership of the year at the Alleem business congress at Sharjah Chamber of commerce.
Her profile was featured on the World Bank blog series Profiles of the Diaspora. The blog series is related to the World Bank’s Mobilizing the Middle East and North Africa Diaspora for Economic Integration and Entrepreneurship report.
Hanane aspires to contribute to the MENA region’s move towards an innovation and knowledge based economy.