Founder's Biography

Bassem Terkawi  (PCC, CPSS)

Founder – Link Middle East

Certified Leadership & Executive Coach

Faculty – The Coaches Training Institute (CTI-USA)

Faculty – The Center for Caritive Leadership (CCL-USA)


Bassem has worked for over 21 years with large organizations in the Middle East, GCC and Asia. He held several leadership positions within  government and private organizations such as Jumeriah Group – Dubai, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) – Doha, Al Futtaim Group (AFG) – Dubai,  Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) – Abu Dhabi, Link ME Group – Dubai & Jakarta. This has given him leadership managerial  experience inside organizations and has provided him with in-depth understanding of organizational dynamics and business issues.

In addition, he has worked as an organizational leadership coach with numerous leading organizations such as Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority  (SAMA) – Riyadh, Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development – Dubai, Majed Al Futtaim (MAF) – Dubai, Ministry of Economy and  Planning (MEP) – Riyadh, Rotana Hotels and Resorts – Abu Dhabi, Saudi Telecom (STC) – Riyadh, Ministry of Health (MOH) – Riyadh.

In 2013 he became faculty member with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) – San Francisco, the world’s leading coaches training organization. He also  serves in the role of Supervisor for coaches, in certification program at CTI, to advise and ensure consistent quality standards of coaching.

Current Role

Bassem is the founder of  Link Me , he leads a team of certified affiliated leadership coaches and transformation enablers. He oversees the  design, development and delivery of tailor made leadership, personal and organizational, development programs. He is also responsible for producing  specially designed management and cultural change solution programs. As an organizational facilitator and coach, Bassem focuses on developing  methods and processes that creates alignment and commitment towards organizational goals.

Educational Background

Bassem has a law degree from Beirut Arab University (BAU) – Beirut. He has a Higher Diploma in Intellectual Property from the World Intellectual  Property Organization (WIPO) – Geneva.

His passion for leadership and coaching, lead him to enrich his knowledge on personal development by enrolling into leading international coaching  and leadership programs, he is certified by:

  • Leadership Cercle
  • CCL Assessment Suite
  • Jack Canfield – Train the Trainer
  • Facilitating Through Values (FTV)

Professional Affiliations

Bassem is a member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF), for which he currently holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. He  also holds the Certified Co-Active Professional Coach (CPCC) credential from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). He is an associate with the Center for  Creative Leadership®, Mckinsey and Abekyn.