Basima Abdulrahman

Founder and CEO of KESK Green Building Consulting 

Has ten years of diverse civil engineering experience focused on sustainable development in Iraq. Her core expertise is in green building assessment tools and amplified strategies that lead to enhanced building performance. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the first local initiative established to introduce the concept of green design and construction to Iraq, called KESK. Her aim is to make sure that current development should not harm the interests of future generations through the integration of the triple bottom line concept: people, planet and profit. Her vision is to make Iraqi cities more sustainable, inclusive and economically productive by making buildings and infrastructure healthy, environmentally responsible, and resource-efficient. Basima is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper; TEDx speaker; Climate Trailblazer; Cultural Leader. She was featured on Forbes, TIME, and Business Insider among other platforms for leading the green building work in Iraq. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering.

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