Founder of tawazoun and author of seeds of change,
Hanane Benkhallouk is an award winning senior consultant with a broad scope of expertise and
exposure to international markets.
She counts 20 years of a diverse thriving career journey that started in New York city before
moving to Dubai in 2005. Her multi-industry working experience included being in charge of
innovation and entrepreneurship programs across the Arab World, at the Mohammed bin
Rashid AlMaktoum foundation, which was the turning point in her career shift,
Hanane works today as the Executive Director of Sustain Leadership consultancies.
A culture change and certified innovation strategist, Hanane supports corporates, government
institutions, NGOs and SMEs, in building human centric business models, and creating cultures
of innovation in order to sustain their leadership, while maximizing impact.
Hanane pioneered a multitude of initiatives which stemmed from her passion to cultivate
entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets, accelerate the gender balance agenda, and advance
the MEA region towards a knowledge based economy.
More recently, Hanane founded Tawazoun, (which means balance in Arabic) the first think-do
tank and platform in the Middle East that aims at cultivating balanced people, work
environments and societies.
Hanane received many awards, including, the Game changer award in 2019 from the Middle
East Institute of Excellence in Dubai, as well as the Saphira award from her native country’s
government of Morocco in 2016, to name a few.
Hanane is recognized as a thought leader, a global conference speaker, and a published author,
with 2 co-authored books, and her own recently published “ SEEDS of change” that hit number
1 best selling status on Amazon. Some of her articles were also published on Harvard business
review Arabic, and Forbes Middle East and Arabian Business among others.