Listed as Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2016, Zikry’s globe-trotting journey since birth makes him an extroverted, outspoken 3rd culture kid. Zikry is also an ex Radio DJ & a former National Ice Hockey Player.
He was missioned as a diplomat with ASEAN in Jakarta & was responsible in pushing the democratisation plan for the Myanmar elections in 2010. He has worked with multiple UN Agencies (UNHCR) and NGO’s in Jordan such as Talal-Abu Ghazaleh Organization and many more.
As former Feedback Intelligence Lead at Mindvalley, Zikry founded The Incitement Movement with former colleague Daniel de Gruijter. When Zikry started Incitement late 2011, it was just a movement to transform peoples’s inspiration in taking actionable steps towards their growth and helping challenged communities. Four years later, Incitement is a thriving international community with establishments in over 44 countries, 100’s of events, 1000’s of volunteers, co-created 100’s of social impact projects worldwide and despite its overarching social mission statement “spreading positivity”, Incitement has managed to sustain a 400% year-on-year revenue growth, without having received a single dollar of funding.
Incitement is a social platform – powered through talks – aimed at promoting volunteerism and social impact amongst youths. Incitement Talks connects volunteers to social causes to corporate brands, and is quickly reinventing the way CSR & Humanitarian work is done. Incitement has found a way to sustain and churn profits, while making social impact its primary goal, and putting revenue as secondary. This open-source, global movement continues to expand rapidly, having just launched new chapters in Ghana, Sudan, and Argentina – on top of buzzing existing chapters in Italy, Jordan, Russia, Serbia, Malaysia, and many more.
Zikry is also highly active in giving motivational talks and seminars in different cities globally addressing to the social entrepreneurship, young professional and university communities worldwide. Zikry has spoken at multiple European Summits like PODIM and Leading Start:up Communities in Europe, AIESEC Conferences worldwide, TedX events, Impact Hub events and many more making him one of the sought-after speaker worldwide.
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