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Ally Salama علي سلامة

Chief Marketing Officer


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Sept 16


Ally Salama is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster, Ex-Pro Athlete, and The Middle East’s Mental Health Ambassador. On March 1, 2019, he founded, the first Mental Health Magazine in the Middle East, winning Harvard's Top 7 Most Impactful Social Initiatives in 2019 & earning recognition from the World Health Organization. Today, Ally hosts Apple’s #1 Charting Youth Leadership Podcast “Empathy Always Wins” - the world's exclusive leadership and mental health podcast focusing on empathy. He also hosts the Arab World's Celebrity Mental Health Show, Asrar El Nafs, exclusively via Podeo - the largest podcasting platform in the Arab world. Currently living in between Dubai & Toronto, Ally is building his Mental Health Start-Up EMPWR and consults institutions on improving their community engagement and on providing leadership & mental health workshops. In 2021, Ally launched the first online podcasting school, The Art of Podcasting School in collaboration with Microsoft for Startups Middle East & Africa to empower an up & coming generation of podcasters to build powerful communities harnessing the power of his #1 preferred communication channel: podcasting. On Sept 1, 2022 Ally joined Takalam Online Counselling to lead their growth regionally. Ally continues to rally his voice and efforts around Empathetic Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Greater Mental Health Advocacy, speaking as the voice for mental health globally. Past Keynote Speaking Engagements for Ally Salama: - Microsoft, Middle East Cluster ( December 2021 ) - The World Health Organization. (July 2019) - The Behman Hospital: Oldest & Largest Private Psychiatric Hospital in the MENA. (Nov 2019) - Yalla Let's Talk Conference: Canada's Largest Arab Conference. (Feb 2020) - The United Nations @ International Youth Day. (Aug 2020) - EMPWRNG MNDS: Canada's Online COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Conference. (July 2020) - Canadian Mental Health Association Annual Conference. (Oct 2020) - E7na Summit: Egypt's First Sexual Harassment Summit. (Nov 2020) - MIT Arab Conference. (Nov 2020) - SportsMENTA Con: MENA's Mental Health & Sports Conference. (Jan 2021) - EMPWRNG MNDS (DXB): The Mental Toughness Series: The First Mental Health & Leadership Event Series in the MENA. (Jan 2021) Open for In-Person & Virtual Speaking engagements. For inquiries email

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