Ibrahim Naji is a United World College graduate from Sweden. A 19-year-old driven entrepreneur who truly has the best of both worlds. Embracing the Scandinavian western culture together with the Middle Eastern boldness giving the ultimate definition of badass. Currently based in Sweden but relocating himself in Dubai for the longing search of success and to come up with the next big thing.
Serial Entrepreneur, Public Speaker
Student at New York University Abu Dhabi, serial entrepreneur, public speaker, blogger and true cosmopolitan, Mohamed Amine Belarbi left Morocco at 17 to roam the world and live an educational adventure in Norway, the USA and the UAE. His shifting interests from Politics to Business left their trace in the form of several startups amongst which are Gulf Elite, Studinov, Alpaca Inc., Waha Marketplace and Business Arabi.
Mentor & Advisor
Entrepreneur, Public Speaker
Saana Azzam graduated from Stockholm School of Economics and was awarded Sweden’s Female Economist of the Year 2010. Saana currently handles Private/HNWI Sales at Saxo Bank Dubai and is one of the leading female financiers in the region. Her entrepreneurial work combined with her unique leadership traits made her the perfect advisor for Gulf Elite.
James Michael Sama
Entrepreneur, blogger and Author
James Michael Sama is a writer and public speaker whose website, www.JamesMSama.com boasts nearly 23 Million readers. His mission is to spread the “New Chivalry Movement” – a set of ideas that prompts the development of self-worth in people of all ages, the recognition of the love and respect that is deserved in a relationship, as well as the strength to walk away if they are not present. James is striving to illustrate the image of what a healthy relationship looks like, as well as what each member of the “team” can do in order to create it. James has been featured on Fox News as well as CafeMom’s talk show “Mad Life,” The Huffington Post, AskMen.com, GoodMenProject.com, and more.
Chief Technical Officer
Yonathan is a 19 year old Ethiopian social entrepreneur passionate about youth empowerment ,digital media design and tech disruption .A self-taught programmer, he started a webdesign company aged 16 and has been designing a number of corporate websites since. He is also founder and CEO of Oyama ,a disruptive youth-led fund, aimed at empowering young entrepreneurs in Africa.Currently he is taking a gap year after attending the African Leadership Academy,a school for young leaders,in Johannesburg South Africa.
Leadership coach and Writer
Gordon Tredgold is a specialist in Transformational Leadership with extensive global and international experience gained from leading large-scale transformation programmes for blue chip companies. Gordon is a natural leader who has a simple and practical approach to leadership that allows people and organizations to invest quickly in the process and deliver outstanding results.
Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, he gained a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics at Manchester University and has lived and worked across the world. As energetic as he is, he enjoys cooking (eating really), rugby and football. He´s also currently involved in Youth Leadership and is mentor to the TIE Worldwide Youth Leadership Group.
Melissa Krivachek President of Briella Arion is committed to helping executives and entrepreneurs across the globe Break-Thru* limiting beliefs to create 6 & 7 figure businesses doing what they love, whatever that may be. Known as the female Tony Robbins her practical, simplistic approach has made her one of the top 10 leadership and personal growth experts in the world under 30. With a focus on mindset, internal/external confidence, communication & leadership training her clients get massive, immediate, long-term sustainable results.
Ping-Yi Lu’s fabulous childhood experiences led him to major in Economics and Visual Arts in New York University Abu Dhabi. He received formal training in fine arts classes for seven years in elementary and high school in Taiwan, and studied in a gymnasium in Germany at the age of ten. Afterwards, he immersed himself into the potpourri of diverse cultures by doing long-term studies in Asian and European countries, which fostered his unique aesthetics. About to turn 20, Ping-Yi Lu is experienced in graphic design, video editing and other visual contents in online presence. He aspires to combine his language skills and aesthetic edges to open up a new world in visual communication.
James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author.He has founded or cofounded over 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and Stock Pickr and claims to have failed at 17 of them.He has published 11 books, and is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times, TheStreet.com, TechCrunch, Seeking Alpha, Thought Catalog, and The Huffington Post.