Opening General Session

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General Session


Loews Chicago Hotel

Room Number: Wright Ballroom 1,2,3


Jake Harriman joins the NECA Safety Summit to discuss how to inspire and equip the leaders of tomorrow. Through Nuru, he was faced with identifying and training local leaders in war-torn regions of Africa to continue Nuru’s work even after the NGO’s exit from the region. Harriman crafted a model that is “fundamentally based on building leaders to innovate past the challenges they will experience.” He will share heart-breaking, gripping and hilarious stories that illustrate the importance of strong leadership in war and business.


  • Jake Harriman

    Jake Harriman

    Jake Harriman is the founder and former CEO of Nuru International, a social venture with a mission to eradicate extreme poverty in some of the most fragile regions in the world. As a former Marine Platoon Commander, Harriman saw the effects of extreme poverty during his four tours of duty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Nuru has empowered more than 130,000 people with lasting, meaningful choices to permanently climb out of extreme poverty in some of the toughest places in the world.

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