H.E. Dr. Amel Karboul

Position: Chief Executive Officer, The Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East
Country: United Kingdom

H.E Dr. Amel Karboul is CEO of the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East and Commissioner of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission).

Dr. Amel Karboul is a social entrepreneur, chairwoman, author and politician. She is passionate about nurturing a new generation of responsible leaders and building bridges between the private, public sector and civil society to solve today’s global challenges. Master’s with honors in Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT), Germany; Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring, Oxford Brookes University, UK. Held leadership roles in Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler; senior consultant roles at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg and as Secretary-General of the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF). Quickly became known as an award winning executive coach, published author and a trusted advisor for CEO’s of global organizations as well as family owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Visiting professor at DukeCE; member of the Global Diplomacy Lab; advisory board member of CLP, WTFL and GBCEd. She was until Feb 2015 Minister of Tourism in the Tunisian transition government that has been appointed after the successful quartet negotiations (Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2015) and nominated as one of 10 leading young African politicians. She published her book Coffin Corner; outlining a new leadership culture suited to the complexity and dynamics of the 21st century! She is a true advocate for believing that quality education is possible for everyone. Please watch her TED talk on the learning generation here.

2017 Session