Tariq Al-Olaimy

Global Shaper, Manama Hub, Public-Planet Partnerships

Co-Founder and Managing Director, 3BL Associates, a people + planet strategy think-do-tank that was established to accelerate global sustainable and regenerative development through collaboration. 3BL have advised Nobel Peace Prize winners and nominees, impact investment funds, governments, and corporates, on multi-stakeholder models to advance development. Through 3BL, Tariq has co-founded various impact initiatives, including Diversity on Board, a platform that brings greater parity of gender and youth to board positions in the MENA region; Recipes for Wellbeing, an organization that works to shift the culture of changemakers to include a focus on holistic well-being; Public-Planet Partnerships, a Nature Based Solutions design framework that facilitates mutually beneficial collaborations between humans and nature. Tariq is among the first 100 certified Biomimicry specialists in the world.

Leadership Positions: Co-Chair, Global Shapers Community Advisory Council. Served as Co-Chair, UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development Partner Network. Board Member, Inayatiyya International. Board Member, AIESEC in Bahrain. Advisory Board Member, EAT Forum.

Recipient of Honors and Awards, including: “Climate Trailblazer”, Global Climate Action Summit; Expo 2020 Global Innovator; Part of the “Meaningful Business 100” recognizing business leadership around the SDGs; First person from the MENA region to be recognized by GreenBiz and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as among “30 under 30” leaders breaking new ground in sustainability innovation; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (FRSA); BMW Foundation World Young Leader.

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