Bahia El Oddi Puigpinos

Human Sustainability Inside Out

Bahia is the founder of Human Sustainability Inside Out, a non-profit providing resources, programs, and activities to support communities’ well-being and foster human connections. During the COVID crisis, she created CoCaSha (Connect, Care & Share), a social start-up empowering minority food entrepreneurs with digital skills to help them move their businesses online and weather the impact of the pandemic. 

Bahia is also the co-founder of Dar El Oddi, a Cultural Center aiming to promote awareness about the richness and complexity of Morocco’s history and its interconnectedness with foreign cultures, populations and traditions. 

Originally from Morocco, where she lived the first 17 years of her life, she moved to Boston to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School, where she graduated with Honors. She then joined MIT Open Learning to found TRUE Africa University, an online university aiming to empower African talent to accelerate the continent’s development. 

Prior to her MBA, Bahia worked at Google, where she focused on enabling technologies preserving arts and culture after working as a consultant at Bain & Company. She is currently Executive Director at IE University and based in Spain, working on executive programs for business leaders and companies across the world.