Khalid Alkhudair

Founder and CEO, Glowork

Saudi Arabia

Khalid Alkhudair, the Founder and CEO of Glowork, is a proud Ashoka Fellow and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. In 2014, Khalid was elected a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum for his work in social entrepreneurship. Previously, he held the role of COO- Markets at KPMG in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, which helped him secure expert insight into all the key aspects of strategic and successful marketing and operations. Khalid led the firms he worked with to win 30 key awards aligned to the firm’s overall corporate goals and strategies. In 2013, Khalid led Glowork to an investment of over $16 million (USD) to expand its current operations into different verticals. Khalid is an active contributor in international publications such as the Huffington Post, and author of a book entitled “Communicating Effectively in the Workplace”. All of this has led him to being awarded the title ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2015’ by ITP Group, the ‘Excellence in Entrepreneurship’ at the Global Thinkers Forum, the ‘Best Head of Marketing in the Middle East’, and Saint Mary’s University ‘Young Alumni of the Year’ award. He has been selected as the Amends Fellow at Stanford University and one of the High Impact Entrepreneur at Endeavor. Khalid has ranked third in the ‘30 under 30 Gulf Business Magazine power list’, in the ‘Top 500 Most Powerful Arabs’ by Arabian Business Magazine, and seventeenth on Salt magazine’s ‘World’s Top 100 Compassionate Business Leaders’ list. Khalid also sits on a number of Advisory boards throughout the Globe such as the Global Panel of Critical Friends at L’Oréal in Brazil, the CMO Council Advisory Board, the Women Campaign International as the Country Officer, the Steering Committee at the Ministry of Labor in Saudi Arabia, the Steering Committee for Talent Mobility at the World Economic Forum, the Saudi Broadcasting Advisory Board, the Employment Committee at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, and the DAF Consulting Firm Board. Khalid also sits as a judge for the Hult Prize and ‘Israr’ TV Program. Additionally, Khalid is a proud mentor at the Founders Institute in Silicon Valley.