Reem Khouri, Founder and CEO, Kaamen
Reem Khouri is passionate about redesigning business models for social inclusion. She believes that companies need to renew their economic and social contracts with societies and that profit on the long term can only be sustainable if societies become part and parcel of the business model. Her goal is to support organizations to do so by demonstrating the financial benefits of adopting socially innovative business models and processes. In order to do so, she founded Kaamen (meaning untapped potential, hidden, inherent, implicit), a social enterprise that designs and implements shared interests based investments and programs with clear economic and social return metrics.
Reem serves on the board of directors of Ruwwad for Development, a regional not for profit private sector-led community empowerment organization that operates in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt. She is also serving on several boards such as Ruwwad Micro Venture Fund, the National Micro-finance Bank of Jordan and Nakhweh, the first Arab volunteer web-matching platform. Reem recently joined the board of advisors of the Demeter Network, an entrepreneurs support network in growth markets. She was recently listed as one of the 100 most powerful Arabs under 40 by Arabian Business magazine.