Getting to Know Lameen

I want to be a BILLIONAIRE, where I want to collaborate with like-minded people to impact one billion peoples lives positively over the next 10 years. If this intrigues you and you would want to be part of this journey, let's connect. For more about what I've been doing see below.

About the Nobel Peace Prize – My colleagues and I were awarded this with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2005 for which I worked for over 14 years. However, about $200,000 of the prize money from the peace prize was allocated to my project in establishing Zambia’s first cancer hospital, which was created in 2007 and treats about 1,500 cancer patients annually.

I had an exciting role as the Director of Think (I love this title) at the Future Investment Initiatives (FII) Institute (a Global Think Tank) in 2021, where I  oversaw the launch of a unique global infectious diseases index that tracks up to 60 pathogens daily, initiated a research agenda in line with the SDGs to highlight topical issues and launched the healthcare, sustainability and AI/Robotics roadmap, as well as guided the selection and curation of ideas that will alleviate global societal challenges. I loved it so much that I launched a global accelerator called 100 ideas café – where I want to source ideas to impact 1 billion people's lives positively by 2032. 

Coffeepreneur – I fell in love with coffee in 2005 and was so curious about it that I started learning about it, reading lots of books and attending coffee conferences that in 2007 I decided to start writing about it under my personal blog www.fromcoffeewithlove.com Since then, I’ve owned a coffee shop in Cape Town from 2010-2012 and have featured on CNNs website for Drinking Coffee in October 2020. In June 2019 I was invited by the International Coffee Organisation to participate in a EU Coffee Symposium on the UN Sustainable Development Goals #sdgs, where I interacted with industry giants like Starbucks, Illy and Nestle to discuss the #coffee value chain. I documented my experience in an article on how Africa can benefit from the coffee value chain.

Intellectual Philanthropist – this name was given to me from a follower on Linked in because he felt that I share lots of intellectual stuff about finding your purpose and believing in yourself to impact yours and other people’s lives.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your life here on earth”



Where the Passion Begins


Talha Shaikh

Senior Partner

With a total experience of 23 years in the field of business development, business growth, corporate management, intelligent operation and IT solutions, Talha has held senior positions in various IT companies since 2009, including a stint as a Managing Director.

He led a team of 80 people in a full-fledged IT technology house and spearheaded multi-million-dollar projects for well-known local & international brands in the Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific region and together with his high-end specialism and experience in ERP software in 40+ different modules and systems is very strong in numerous business domains with in-depth knowledge of how to achieve business excellence. 

He is also a qualified design thinking expert and mobile solution specialist and has used these skills to provide tailor-made software applications for clients.  He loves devising solutions to help businesses increase their sales revenue, streamline their business using IT solutions especially for SMEs, where he has helped them to reduce wastage & increase revenue using best of breed technology.

His major clients included; Lourve Museum, Crown Prince Dubai, EMAAR,  Kingspan, FedEx, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy,  Bridgestone, LOreal, Citibank, KPMG, Starwood, Le Meridien, Al Tamimi, AON, BBC, SABIC, Qatar Gas, Energizer Middle East, Hong Kong Trade Development, Thomas Bennett, MAF, TNT, Danzas, Dubai South, EO, Red Cross, UAS, International Cricket Council, YSL, Dmix, German Council, Lloyd Global, McGreggor, Coal & Oil, Noble Denton, Conares Metal, Deyaar, Dubai Quality Group, EC Harris, Grayling, Fluor Daniel, Franklin Covey, Al Gurg, Thumbay, KGMS, Metito, Ministry of Public Works, Ramada, Tyco, Scott Wilson, Al Jazeera Investment, Bukhatir Group and many more.