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Reem Khouri is passionate about impact. She is the co-founder and CEO of Whyise, an impact analytics software solution that allows organisations to aggregate their data and analyse it for exponential impact as well as map their operations against international frameworks such as the UN SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) and comply with frameworks such as IFC ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) standards and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) among others. They are also leveraging Artificial intelligence to understand the variables affecting impact in an evidence-based manner and blockchain infrastructure to generate impact based smart contracts.

She is also the founding partner of Kaamen, an impact design company that has worked in the Middle East, Asia and Africa with governments, companies and NGOs to design models for exponential economic and social returns.

She served on numerous boards and is an associate at 3BL Associates, a people + planet strategy consultancy and is a faculty member at Amani Institute in Nairobi, Kenya and is a board member of Ruwwad for Development, a non-profit community development organisation that works with disenfranchised communities through education, youth volunteerism and grassroots organising.

She previously worked with Aramex, one of the leading global logistics and transportation solutions providers and served on its sustainability council and working with the company's founder and CEO Fadi Ghandour on sustainability, strategic initiatives, research and support for entrepreneurs.

She was recognised as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential Arabs Under 40 by Arabian Business Magazine in 2015 and 2016 and was selected in 2018 as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
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Osamah Alhenaki is the Director of Policy Design and Advocacy at the King Khalid Foundation. Osamah co-leads the foundation’s efforts in advocating for improving the social protection framework in Saudi Arabia. By employing evidence-based impact evaluation and policy design methodology, Mr. Alhenaki has contributed to the assessment of various social programs and policies in the Kingdom. Mr. Alhenaki was trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on social programs impact evaluations by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) where he acquired firsthand experience on running impact evaluations with a sound framework founded on a well-designed theory of change. Previously, Osamah has worked as a diplomat for the Saudi Foreign Ministry, and was an advisor to the Oversight and Human Rights Committee at the Saudi Shura Council. Osamah is a member of various intergovernmental teams in charge of evaluating government social programs, drafting strategies and policy reforms; and was an official member of the Saudi delegation to the High Level Political Forum on SDGs at the United Nations.

Osamah holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.