About Us:

Global Social Business Partners believe youth to be innovators of the future. GSBP serves as a food innovator and entrepreneurship incubator. GSBP is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Founded in 2010 as a 501(c)3, based in Washington State, USA.

 

Vision

A healthy, equitable and inclusive world where all people can thrive and achieve their dreams.
 

Mission

To foster entrepreneurship and social business innovation to solve social and environmental issues.

Board:
 
NARIMA AMIN, President


Narima Amin is the Founding Director of Global Social Business Partners (GSBP)
Ms. Amin is a researcher and social business innovator who has pursued best practice, scalable
and sustainable solutions to solve world hunger and injustice for more than 20 years.


Narima completed a Growing Power Commercial Urban Agriculture training in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, in 2014.


Ms. Amin has a B.A. in Economics & International Development Studies from the University of
Toronto in 1992, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Eastside’s two-year Leadership
Enrichment Program. She also completed Accelerating Social Transformation (AST)
certification course from the University of Washington.

She is also a community mental health advocate for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental
Illness), and currently serves on NAMI Eastside’s public policy committee, in addition to facilitating
Bellevue’s monthly NAMI Family Support group.

 
Ubax Gardheere, Board Chair


Ubax works at the City of Seattle as Equitable Development Initiative Manager in the Office of Planning
and Community Development. She currently oversees several millions the City is investing in
community-based organizations working in Seattle on anti-displacement strategies and economic
development opportunities through the City of Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative. Ubax serves as
a Governance Group Member for Communities of Opportunity, a multi-million dollar, cross-sector
initiative aimed at creating systems change across King County to address equitable health, housing and
economic opportunity. She was a member of the Housing Affordability Livability Agenda Committee.
Ubax previously was a Program Director at Puget Sound Sage. She is responsible for advancing Sage’s
priorities related to equitable transit oriented development, she focuses on land use policy, affordable
housing policy, transit oriented development, community based participatory planning, leadership
development and importance of racial justice in policy making. She has worked extensively with the East
African refugee/immigrant community in Washington State for over 15 years as an organizer, lobbyist,
human rights advocate and Resource Development Director. Ubax is Somali- American and is tri-lingual
and currently serves on the board of East African Community Services and previously served on the
boards of African Diaspora of Washington, Social Justice Fund NW and the Northwest Immigrants Rights
Project. Ubax has a BA in Management Information Systems from Washington State University and
Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University. She is a single parent to three very energetic
and strong-willed children.

Kajhyla Washington, Secretary


Kajhyla works full-time with the City of Seattle. She holds an AAS in Paralegal Studies. She
graduated from Central Washington University in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, with main
emphasis in Political Science and Sociology. Kajhyla will be applying for graduate school in
Social Policy. She plans to get involved with restorative justice efforts combined with her social
policy studies to help restore underrepresented communities.

Nam Nguyen, Treasurer


Nam holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Bellevue College. He is
the branch manager at Homestreet Bank in downtown Bellevue. He has an extensive background
in the customer service industry, ranging from hotel hospitality (Westin Ka'anapali Ocean
Resort), automotive industry (Autos Only Inc), financial services (Wells Fargo, Edward Jones).
He has a great understanding of what it takes to provide excellent service and it starts with a
strong personal relationship. Nam serves on the finance committee for Imagine Housing
contributing to developing affordable housing, building welcoming communities and fostering
vibrant futures.


Lawrence Dominguez, Member


Larry Dominguez is the Founding President of Ecologists Without Borders, an international
nonprofit organization based out of Olympia, WA, that brings technical assistance in
environmental disciplines to developing nations. He has over 25 years of experience as a fish and
aquatic ecologist serving in State and Federal positions and in recent years has worked on
complex environmental problems in the private industry. A former Peace Corps volunteer, in the
late 1990s Larry envisioned a global volunteer or low-cost service that would send experienced
scientists and technologists to equip indigenous people with the technical resources sometimes
only available to governments or natural resource extraction industries.


Ibrahim Mogal, Member


Ibrahim MOGAL, Director – Value Engagement, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dassault
Systems Americas Corp. Ibrahim started his career as Production Engineer in 1996 working for
a German pump manufacturing multinational corporation. Ibrahim transformed his professional
career from manufacturing into information systems to work for an international systems
integrator. From 2000 to 2002, Ibrahim was working as Sr. Consultant for United Nations –
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to migrate their client server based application to
web based enterprise system. From 2002 to 2006, Ibrahim was the in-charge of NAM PLM
practice to form partnership with MatrixOne (Acquired by DS) to provide systems integration
services to various NAM customers. Ibrahim’s role was to be the key technical architect and
technical program manager to enable multi-year business transformation for various customers
in High-tech, Aerospace and Industrial Equipment . Ibrahim joined Dassault Systems in 2006 as
Global Solutions Architect. Ibrahim delivered successful business transformation to for more
than 2 dozen customers in Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, and Retail segments.
Ibrahim managed global deployments, global teams of 150+. Ibrahim got promoted to Practice
Lead/Sr. Program Manager to manage the end to end business transformation of Aerospace
customers. In 2012 Ibrahim got promoted to Services Director – Aerospace / Retail, managing
more than two dozen customers across NAM to sell, build, deploy and maintain
3DEXPERIECNE platform.

In Aug 2014, Ibrahim moved from Cary, NC to Seattle to join as the Services Director/ Chief
Deployment Architect for Boeing. Ibrahim finished his Masters Degree in Information
Technology from WGU in 2016. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8kqL0ORKe0). Ibrahim
got new role starting July 2019 as Director – Value Engagement and CTO for NAM.