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Hanane Benkhallouk

Hanane Benkhallouk


Sustain Leadership

United Arab Emirates

Hanane Benkhallouk is a consultant with a broad scope of expertise, a business practitioner with over 18+ years of professional experience holding senior managerial positions in Fortune 500 companies, government, and non- profit organizations, across a multitude of industries.


Sustain Leadership

Co-founder and Executive Director

Sustain Leadership is a boutique management,change, leadership and innovation consulting firm. In her role as executive director, Hanane Benkhallouk engages and align stakeholders to create measurable and impactful business strategies that solve organizational problems, maximize profits, and enhance impact for her clients.

Impact Hub Dubai


As an experienced professional in both nonprofit, governmental, and corporate business, Hanane Benkhallouk has ample experience to draw upon as a faculty member. She firmly believes that young social entrepreneurs will pave the way to a better future.

Fitch Learning

Faculty Associate

At Fitch Learning, Hanane Benkhallouk uses her 18+ years of multi-field business experience to mentor and guide young entrepreneurs and innovators in the UAE.

"Our collective creativity and potential for innovation is our greatest natural resource."

New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury

MBA, Marketing and Finance

Hanane Benkhallouk graduated with distinction from NYIT. While completing her MBA, Hanane also founded and directed Concept to Completion, a boutique firm which offered business solutions to small business owners and entrepreneurs in the areas of business planning, marketing, sales, branding, franchise development, and human resource management.

Institut Superieur du Commerce et Administration des Entreprises ISCAE

Bachelor of Science, International Business

The ISCAE is the leading business school in Hanane Benkhallouk's home of Morocco.

Work in Dubai

Currently, Hanane Benkhallouk lives and works in Dubai, UAE, although she frequently travels internationally in her role as a consultant. Here, she is shown lecturing at a workshop for the Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Foundation Program.


Reframing Our Perception of AI

When I was a child in Morocco, the smartphone technology we all but take for granted today didn’t exist. For those in my and previous generations, having data literally at our fingertips was a dream rooted in science fiction. Children today have a different experience. ›

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Leadership and the Personality Behind Professional Influence

We tend to think of leadership as being synonymous with dominance. We encourage young leaders to charge forward with their ideas and rise to the forefront through sheer willpower. But, I wonder – are we handicapping the next generation of leaders by forcing them to embrace a single mode of leadership?

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Charity Alone Won't Do: Why We Need Social Entrepreneurship

Give a person a stick and he or she will draw a line in the sand. As a social entrepreneur and business consultant, I frequently find myself coming up against a corporate tendency to people into boxes, as if they can only have one focus: money, or social action. With experience standing with one foot on either side, I can say with full confidence that this mindset is nonsense.

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