About me.

Khalid – International Speaker

Khalid is a globally recognized thought leader, holding over 25 international awards in innovation, technology, and business. Speaking at world-class events, from Web Summit’s 80 000 attendee-filled stadium in Lisbon, to GITEX in Dubai, SXSW in Austin, to World Economic Forum in Davos.

He boasts a cumulated audience of over 10 million viewers and readers, thanks to his extensive TV and press coverage in 300+ outlets including BBC, CNN, Forbes, Times, Fox News, Chicago Herald, CIO Magazine, Khaleej Times, Le Monde, The Economist, Le Parisien, Medi1TV and France TV.

Throughout his career, and multitude of endeavors, Khalid gained hands-on expertise spanning 15+ industries: From Banking & Insurance, to Logistics & Fret, to Mining & Fertilizers, to Automotive & Airlines, to Healthcare & Pharma, to Agriculture, Telecom, Technology, Education, Defence etc…

This enables him to tailor each speaking engagement with accurate data, practical use cases, and nuanced contextualization per industry and organization size. On the other hand, his 360° eagle-eye view gives him the ability to find the optimum cross-pollinations, and horizontal inspiration to promote innovative outcomes.

Khalid can support your organization, and bring value to your event, through capacitation activities ranging from Public Keynotes to closed-door Board and C-suite Masterclasses, in the following themes: 

  • Technology & Innovation
  • Public Policy & Government Affairs
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management
  • Investment & Corporate Governance
  • Leadership, Growth & Motivation

Khalid – Serial Tech Entrepreneur | Investor | Royal Advisor | Certified Board Director

Khalid Machchate was titled the first Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur in the Maghreb region for his activities as founder and chairman of multinational consulting group K&W Technologies, with offices in 4 continents, and clients in 70+ countries ranging from financial institutions (i.e World Bank IFC and EBRD), to governments and multilaterals (i.e WEF and G20), to Fortune 500 Industrialists (i.e LafargeHolcim & CapGemini) to global tech giants (i.e Huawei and Microsoft).

As Entrepreneurship ecosystem enabler, he championed several impactful programs, notably as regional director of the US State Department-backed Silicon Valley acceleration & investment program DEMO Africa, helping African startups fundraise over $150 MM and establish in the valley.

He also served in leadership positions across Global Fortune 1000 companies: including division director for Innovation, Technology, and Investment, and advisor to the president of “OCP Group”, the world leader in phosphate fertilizers, as well as managing director of Africa nearshore operations for “Devoteam”, a Big 4 global digital transformation consulting group. 

He remains quite active as an investor, KPMG-certified board member, and C-suite advisor in various global corporations, government institutions, and charitable foundations, as well as Royal policy advisor to His Majesty the King of Morocco, on His Advisory Commission for National Development.

Khalid can support your organization in his expert capacity through :

  • Boards & C-suites (Public & Private Sectors): Independent Board Membership (Executive & Non-Executive), and certified Board & C-suite Advisory on Strategy, Governance, ESG, Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Culture, Succession Planning, International market expansion etc…
  • Investment Funds (Sovereign, VC, PE): Investment Committee Membership, Tech & Governance Due Diligence Consulting, Portfolio Companies’ Board Membership, and Founders Advisory.

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