Khalid Kasem:

Khalid is originally a lawyer. He works as an advisor and trainer to big businesses and organisations, both nationally and internationally. Besides this, he has a lot of experience as founder, owner, and director of both profit and non-profit organisations. He is very passionate about guiding people in their personal development and organisations in their change processes. His mission is to inspire and support leaders to lead a successful, and most of all, meaningful life. Moreover, besides having an energetic, socially involved, and supportive personality, he possesses strong pragmatic qualities, integrity, and quick insight into processes. He maintains a broad network through which he can bring people into meaningful contact with each other.

Before Khalid gave in to his inner call to inspire people, he was an associate at Allen & Overy LLP, among other things. Khalid is the founder of Kasem Co Lawyers and co-founder of the leadership institute Moroccan Dutch Leadership Institute (www.mdli.nl). The goal of the MDLI is two-fold. (i) On the one hand, the annual selection of 30 high-potential students and young professionals from different universities for a challenging Leadership Development program and (ii) realising a life-changing experience for primary school children in poor neighbourhoods. In recent years, the institute has helped thousands of parents, children, and students in their personal development in places where this is needed the most. Within the board of the MDLI, Khalid is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and education of the students and young professionals. For Double Healix, he advises the organisation with legal matters and is involved in the digital learning platform MovieLearning, in terms of leadership and personal coaching in sports. He is a big football fan. Khalid is married to Malika, with whom he has two sons: Amine and Sami.

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