Co-founder & Managing Director

Tariq Al-Olaimy is co-founder of 3BL Associates. For his work with 3BL, Tariq was named as one of 10 Muslim men shaping the world by, and was the first per- son from the MENA region to be recognized by GreenBiz and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as one of their “30 under 30” leaders for breaking new ground in sustainability innovation. Last year, Tariq was also honored as one of 22 Climate Trailblazers worldwide by the Global Climate Action Summit, and recognized as an Expo 2020 Global Innovator.


As an educator at heart, Tariq is a certified Ubuntu Peer Peace Coach through the Archbishop DesmondTutu Foundation, a former TEDx curator, and is a co-chair of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development Partner Network. Tariq is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, sits on the board of AIESEC in Bahrain, and serves on the Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum ‘s Global Shapers Community. He has conducted sustainability workshops and trainings across six different continents.


As a sustainability and youth education policy advocate within the International Climate Movement, he has worked with UN organizations such as UNESCO, UNFCCC, UNDP, and UNEP towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda (SDGs).


Tariq holds a BSc. in Investment and Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School London, has graduated from the Singularity University Executive Program, and is among the first 100 people in the world to complete a specialization in the field of Biomimicry. Often working with communities at theintersection of spirit, soul and society, Tariq has completed an Alternative Masters in Divinity.