Community Builder, UM6P, Co-Founder and President, World Merit, Morocco
Mohamed Lahmami, I am Moroccan youth activist and emerging leader. I have a degree in Industry & Logistics Engineering, I am passionate about empowering youth to unleash their full potential and bring about change in their society and communities by tackling both local and global issues.
Mohamed has worked on the designing and the Implementation of the OCP’s Quality Management System Life Cycle Product (QMS LCP OCP) which is the first of its kind in Morocco and was involved in the OCP’s digital transformation project and the Group’s regulatory watch. Mohamed developed an interest for youth development in 2014 and was elected the Secretary General for the Engineering Students Association, an NGO that defends the interests of engineering students in Morocco.
Here he discovered social entrepreneurship and joined ENACTUS, an international organization that promotes entrepreneurship within universities. I was a Vice-Team Leader and we won the regional championship. Mohamed created his first startup Water Economic Technology (WET), a business specialized in reducing the consumption of water used in irrigation which won the Boeing Innovation prize on a national level in September 2016.
In August 2016 Mohamed participated in Merit360 in the United Nations HQ in New York; a conference organized by World Merit in partnership with the United Nation. Following this experience he along with Abdelhamid Bassi founded World Merit Morocco, a non-profit organization. The vision was to be the leading impact driven youth movement in Morocco.
In August 2017, he joined the World Merit HQ as an intern for 3 months to develop the 2020 Community Development global strategy, and joined the team in March 2018 as the Global Councils’ Development Manager. He worked on community development strategy, recruit and manage the National Council presidents, monitor and evaluate the growth and the impact of the community. From here he moved into the Social Impact investment field with BOMA Investment.
In March 2020, he joins OCP Group as a Community Builder at 1337 coding school then as Community Builder at StartGate in the Mohamed 6th Polytechnic University, it’s one of Africa’s biggest startup campuses. He is developing strategies to engage the startups in the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, then monitor and evaluate their development within the ecosystem.