Deborah is the creator of the AMANI™ protocol, a framework that identifies the right people to back and associate with.

With a background in psychology, Deborah has a strong track record in global talent searches, advising NextGens on succession and mentoring startups. Her forte is envisioning the potential of ideas, the people behind them and creating the circumstances for their success.

Deborah is a thought-provoking writer, speaker and panel chairperson on issues related to leadership, innovation and business as a force for good. Committed to gender parity, she is a Trustee for Barefoot College (UK), and a supporter of 100 Women in Finance and the 30% Club in the GCC.

Based between Dubai and London, Deborah is often found at university campuses and start-up events, identifying and guiding the next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers.

Deborah is the creator of the AMANI™ protocol, a framework that identifies the right people to back and associate with.

With a background in psychology, Deborah has a strong track record in global talent searches, advising NextGens on succession and mentoring startups. Her forte is envisioning the potential of ideas, the people behind them and creating the circumstances for their success.

Deborah is a thought-provoking writer, speaker and panel chairperson on issues related to leadership, innovation and business as a force for good. Committed to gender parity, she is a Trustee for Barefoot College (UK), and a supporter of 100 Women in Finance and the 30% Club in the GCC.

Based between Dubai and London, Deborah is often found at university campuses and start-up events, identifying and guiding the next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers.

CROSS-CULTURAL

Born in England to a Maltese mother and English father, Deborah moved to Saudi Arabia before her second birthday where her father worked with Saudi Aramco. She was educated between Saudi Arabia, Malta and the UK, and has lived and worked in London, the States, Middle East, Malta and Hong Kong. She has also worked on projects in India and Africa.

CURIOSITY & CREATIVITY

A sense of curiosity is the hallmark of Deborah’s thinking. She explores the how and why of things, especially systems and people. Challenging the status quo she asks ‘is there a better way‘ and if so, how? She approaches matters like a puzzle that needs to be solved, combining innovation and experimentation, whilst considering the broader impact of actions.

INNOVATION & IMPACT

Deborah challenges the status quo of business as usual. With experience ranging from building senior leadership teams to capacity building for grassroots organisations, Deborah understands how business impacts various strata of society. She loves engaging with people to transform lives through innovative thinking and positive practices.

ALIGN VALUES & VALUE CREATION

With the right will and resources, business positively impacts millions of lives.  

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“Dedication and passion seldom seen nowadays!”

“Integrity in saying what needs to be said.”

“A firebrand of inspiration.”