Founder & CEO Ripple Impact
Saleema Vellani is an award-winner serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, a professor, and the author of Innovation Starts With “I”. Saleema leads a strategy consulting firm that helps organizations navigate digital transformation and educates and empowers their leaders to become future-ready. Saleema teaches Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University and is a frequent guest lecturer at business schools. As an intrapreneur, Saleema has been co-leading award-winning, groundbreaking research with the World Bank on solving food insecurity in conflict-affected countries through climate-smart technologies since 2006. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. Born and raised in Canada, she is proud of her multicultural upbringing as a Toronto native with East African and Indian roots. Saleema Vellani, Adjunct Professor of Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship, Johns Hopkins University and Author of Innovations Starts With “I”.