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Major Positions

Minister of Tourism in Tunisia as the youngest member of the Mehdi Jomaa government.
Visiting Professor at Duke Corporate Education.
CEO and Founder of Change, Leadership, and Partners.

Major Accomplishments

Dr. Amel Karboul is a social entrepreneur, author, speaker, and a politician. She was the first woman in her country to occupy Tunisia’s Minister of Tourism position as the youngest member of the Mehdi Jomaa government, from January 2014 to February 2015. During her term, she helped ensure transparent elections took place, along with working to create more effective economic and social governance policies. Karboul generated “national hype” for her activity on social media. She has earned international awards for use of these social platforms to encourage youth empowerment in the digital world. Karboul is currently a visiting professor at Duke Corporate Education, she has also lectured at numerous other schools such as the ZFU Business School, the Witten School of Management, and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

In 2014, she was named one of the top ten most influential politicians in Africa. Before venturing into politics, Karboul was a project leader for the Mercedes-Benz brand in South Africa and Germany as well as an executive with the Daimler Chrysler Corporate University in the United States, Germany, and Singapore. She has also worked in leadership roles as the senior consultant for global consulting groups such as Neuwaldegg and the Boston Consulting Group, and as Secretary General of the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF). Karboul was the CEO and founder of the international leadership and change consulting firm: Change, Leadership, and Partners. She is also a published author.
Karboul attended the Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom, where she received her Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring.

Last modified: 01/08/2019

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