Faris Alami

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ISM

As ISM!s Founder, Faris works with international leaders and entrepreneurs on strategies and implementations to create an empowering environment for startups and businesses to prosper and grow. He has functioned as:

  • Special Advisor and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Expert with the World Bank
  • Business Advisor with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
  • Affiliate with Kauffman Foundation
  • Mentor to MBA Students and Entrepreneurs Globally

In his work facilitating economic and workforce development programs that include entrepreneurship, small/medium enterprise development, mentorship, and funding, Faris works with high-ranking officials – presidents of countries, ministries, universities,

incubators/accelerators, economic development groups. The ISM team has been particularly successful helping entrepreneurs in underserved communities find success.

His insights, strategy and facilitation in launching entrepreneurship activities have been sought out by more than 61 leaders of nations and organizations. ISMs programs include training entrepreneurs, trainers, and management teams in supporting entrepreneurs, and in technology, retail, workforce development, leadership, and culture-related programs.

In 2020, Faris founded Connecting Dots Globally – a non-profit STEMprenuerer program in which high school and university students learn to launch a global technology company.