Basima Abdulrahman

Founder and CEO


Basima Abdulrahman is a seasoned green tech entrepreneur with over 15 years of expertise in sustainable development. As the Founder and CEO of KESK, the pioneering company that fuses renewable energy solutions with software technologies in Iraq. She is committed to ensuring a smooth transitioning to sustainable energy generation by harnessing abundant sunlight as well as get real-time monitoring of solar energy assets to track and monetize green power generation and consumption. With a diverse range of accomplishments, Basima has served as a World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member between 2019-2022 and is a laureate of the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative in the MENA Region and the ExpoLive Global Innovators Award. As a thought leader in the Greentech sector, Basima was featured in renowned publications such as TIME magazine, Inhabitat, Forbes, WEF Agenda, and the National, among others. She was named as one of the 100 most influential women by the BBC in 2023. Since 2018, she has been sought after as an international speaker, captivating audiences with discussions on entrepreneurship, climate change, greentech, and environmental issues in the Middle East. Basima holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Auburn University/USA. She is an accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council since 2016.