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Jamila Gordon

An inspirational and motivational speaker, Jamila speaks with honesty, humour and dignity. She uses her story to deliver memorable messages about the importance of dreaming big, the keys to effective leadership amidst change, and the crucial role of resilience and positivity.

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Jamila Gordon Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Jamila Gordon's Biography

Jamila Gordon is the founder and CEO of Lumachain, a technology platform that disrupts traditional enterprise supply chains using blockchain, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence to provide transparency, safety and trust throughout the supply chain. She is also a non-executive director of Jayride, and an advisory board member of VentureCrowd.

One of Australia's most respected IT and digital leaders, Jamila has a deep understanding of the corporate world from both a technology and business perspective. Having held leadership roles in businesses in Australia and globally, she has an extensive network spanning the business, technology, start-up and venture capital worlds.

An inspirational and motivational speaker, Jamila speaks with honesty, humour and dignity. She uses her story to deliver memorable messages about the importance of dreaming big, the keys to effective leadership amidst change, and the crucial role of resilience and positivity.

Jamila Gordon's background includes roles as Group Chief Information Officer of Qantas Airways and Leighton Holdings/CIMIC. Prior to this, as a global executive with IBM based in Europe, she led some of IBM's largest transformational 'mega-deals' with Solectron Manufacturing. Jamila has also worked with AXA Insurance and ABN AMRO Bank.

Jamila's professional success is made more remarkable by her personal story. She arrived in Australia at the age of 18 having escaped the Somali civil war alone and being virtually homeless in Kenya. Jamila set about learning English and then studied IT at La Trobe University, before commencing a career that has taken her around the world. She served on the Board of La Trobe University for five years.

When Jamila's father sent her to Kenya at the age of 18, he told her: "I'm sending you away for your safety. Wherever you end up, the things that will allow you to survive and thrive are: make yourself useful, be the best version of yourself and grow big dreams!" These principles have guided her life ever since.

Jamila is deeply committed to helping refugees and others from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in Australia, and is on the board of CareerSeekers. She was formerly on the board of CareerTrackers.