Samantha Horseman - Kozak

Digital Transformation · design thinking · Artificial Intelligence · Ecosystem · deep learning · Advanced Polymer · accelerators · change management · Innovation Hubs · business model innovation · 4IR · entrepreneurial ecosystems

About Me

I am an entrepreneur at heart and I have "startup - lean thinking" imprinted in my DNA with a start-up business at the age of 18 years. I have been very fortunate to have established robust experience in the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE), Innovation, and Human Performance Industry for well over 20 years in Saudi Aramco. Currently, I lead the Innovation Ecosystem Vertical at Wa'ed (Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center) and Human Energy Management team at Saudi Aramco. Additionally, through my dynamic leadership at the efactory I have contributed greatly towards human performance across the entire innovation ecosystem. My impressive patent portfolio is focused on human computer interfacing and smart machines with 57 granted/issued globally. Six of these patents were licensed and commercialized to a local startup company TIMA – TEK. In 2012 I was the company representative for the World Economic Forum incubator – Workplace Alliance Global Study, and now lead the market accelerator as the MENA President for the Institute for Health & Productivity Management. Additional contributions include developing and deploying the first Saudi Aramco Innovation Professional Certification (total of 15 cohorts of creating the best in breed entrepreneurs), establishing a Thought Leader – think tank ecosystem and foundational Innovation Society. Over the years I have established an impressive list of 20 regional and international awards. As a result, I am a regular presenter at national and international conferences. I am in continual pursuit of knowledge and self-development; this has been reflected in successful completion my MBA and Doctorate, DBL. I am a highly innovative leader who is committed towards bringing out the best in my team. I was recently awarded the President’s Award in Global Leadership for Health & Productivity Management, and a recipient of the CEO Saudi Aramco’s Excellence Award. Super excited to launch GFE Dhahran Chapter in alignment with our Innovation Ecosystem Society (IES) with Co - Director Trey Goede #IES