Dimah Khalili

Senior Advisor, Independent

Social impact, strategic planning, data evaluation and analysis, social profit, corporate social responsibility, integrated communications, corporate communications, content development and storytelling, issues management and crisis communications, spokesperson positioning and training, public and media relations, partnership development, building missions from the ground up, brand building, immigrant women, Middle Eastern women, media's portrayal of women and immigrant women, equality and equity, racism, sexism, mentorship, women leadership



Dimah Khalili is an MBA Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications Senior Advisor. She has over 15 years of experience helping organizations bring their brands and missions to life through compelling stories and well-developed strategies using creativity, innovation, design thinking, and project management skills. She has worked for world leaders in the public and non-profit sectors (the late King Hussein of Jordan, King Abdullah II of Jordan and The Crown Prince of Wales). She has also worked in the private sector for a multi-billion investment company chaired by the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, where she was responsible for building the organization’s media, communications, and CSR division from the ground up.

Earlier in her career, Khalili worked with two of the largest PR, communications and advertising agencies: M & C Saatchi (then Saatchi & Saatchi) and FCB Agency (Foote, Cone & Belding). She was awarded the Jordanian Decoration for Achievements at the World Economic Forum, Dead Sea by Jordan’s King Abdullah II in 2003. She is also the recipient of two academic scholarships: the Carol Dickson Memorial Scholarship by Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2012 and the British Chevening Scholarship by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2000.

Khalili holds three degrees: Executive MBA in General Management from the University of Toronto, MA in International Communications & Development from City University of London, where she explored the impact of communications on international policy making, and BA in Journalism & Mass Communication with specialization in PR & Advertising and Minor in Economics from the American University.


  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • women leadership
  • social impact
  • board governance and participation (nonprofit)
  • strategic planning
  • data measurement and analysis
  • corporate social responsibility
  • integrated communications
  • content development and storytelling
  • issues management and crisis communications
  • spokesperson positioning and training
  • public and media relations
  • partnership development
  • building missions from the ground up
  • brand building
  • immigrant women
  • Middle Eastern women
  • media's portrayal of women and immigrant women
  • mentorship

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