About The Speaker
Houssem Aoudi is a Tunisian entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in media, civic engagement, and social innovation. Houssem consciously endeavors to create platforms for public debate, community building, and open expression through his media and communication company Wasabi. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Cogite Coworking Space, the country’s first coworking community. Founded in 2013, Cogite is now home to a vibrant mix of entrepreneurs, artists, activists, and young professionals. Houssem also launched the Afkar "Think and Action Tank” in 2015, which aimed at supporting new leaders of social change. Believing that supportive communities are the best catalysts for change, Houssem’s work specializes in bringing together diverse stakeholders to tackle today's most pressing issues.