Leena Al Olaimy

Co-founder & Managing Director

Leena is a cross-pollinator of ideas with more than 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience and cross-functional roles in social innovation, public affairs, communications, and event management in the GCC and New York. She was the first consulting affiliate in the Arab world of the Porter-Kramer ’Shared Value’ Initiative, and also serves as the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Quality Control Consultant for Sustainability Reporting Training Partners in the MENA region.


A ‘Wall Street Journal Woman of Note’ and listed among Business in Gulf’s most influential Bahraini women, Leena’s expertise on topics ranging from social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, peace-building, and youth empowerment, has been sought by the United Nations and other regional and international organisations.


Leena is a Board of Trustees Member for the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation & Civil Discourse, and is on the Advisory Board of Geneva-based NGO, Causedirect. She previously served on the Advisory Board of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan’s WANA Forum, which identifies solutions to the region’s social and environmental issues. She also previously served as a Ford Environmental Conservation Awards Judge and an MIT Arab Enterprise Forum mentor.


Leena holds an M.A. in Globalization Studies from Dartmouth College where she studied as a Fulbright scholar, a B.Sc. in Culture and Communications from New York University, and has studied at Harvard Business School and at the THNK School for Creative Leadership. She is a biomimicry youth educator, an Advanced PADI scuba diver, and a life-long student of Bodhisattva peace and compassion. Leena loves to sing and is in awe of the salamander’s capabilities to regenerate its own limbs!