Nasim Forootan is the Director of Culture at Umega in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she is responsible for shaping the company’s culture by bringing humanity into the workplace. Throughout her career, which has included roles in governance, food security, education, and organisational leadership, she has helped shape institutions and enabled people to explore their potential. In Ecuador, she was awarded the National Honours Award in Research for her investigation into governance and food security, which encouraged collaboration between the government, businesses, and the third sector. During her voluntary service at the Lotus Temple in India, she was offered the opportunity to coordinate volunteers from 30 different nationalities and helped develop the programs for visiting global figures and heads of states. These international experiences encouraged her to earn a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in International Management.
Nasim is a member of the Baha’i Faith, which has shaped her views on collaboration, consultation, service to humanity, and the importance of a unified vision. She believes in a world that enables people to live a coherent life, one in which the dichotomies that society has imposed fade away and service to humanity is prioritized.
Updated November 2021
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The Humanise Project
Landecker Democracy Fellow Nasim and the Humanise Project seek to contribute to the current activation of Scotland’s wellbeing economy. The aim is to create spaces, in the shape of workshops, for young people to pause, reflect, and realign with their purpose and the change they want to make in their institutions.