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Khalid Alkhudair

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Glowork

Khalid' is a serial entrepreneur and his current role is the Founder and CEO of Glowork, an employment organization that has created thousands of jobs for women and placed over 33,000 women thus far. He is the first Saudi Ashoka Fellow, Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum & an Endeavor Entrepreneur. Previously at the age of only 28, he held the role of Chief Operating Officer- Markets at KPMG in Saudi, Kuwait, and Jordan. In 2013 Khalid led Glow Group to an investment to expand its current operations into different verticals and has led it from being a startup to a well-established business with over 120 employees. He has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Saint Mary’s University in Canada with three majors, Marketing, HR, and Psychology, and has completed his Executive Education in Leadership at the University of Yale, and in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Khalid has been awarded many awards such as the Chaillot Prize for Human Rights by the European Union, The King Salman Award for Entrepreneurship, Ranked #3 Most Influential Arab by Arabian Business, EY Entrepreneur of the year, amongst many others. Khalid also sits on a number of Advisory boards throughout the Globe such as the L'Oréal Global Panel of Critical Friends, The Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and North Africa Issues at the World Economic Forum, and is an Amend’s Fellow at the University of Stanford. He has many articles published in International news agencies such as Huffington Post. Hobbies: An Avid Chelsea fan, Hunting, and Fishing