Founder and CEO
Blue Rose Compass & Lynke
Lorna Solis is Founder and CEO of Blue Rose Compass, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving gifted young refugees the opportunity to develop their talents and become agents of change in the world. Blue Rose Compass travels to conflict zones in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and East Asia to identify young adults who have exceptional academic talent and leadership qualities and helps them to apply to top universities and to find work when they graduate. Lorna is also Founder and CEO of Lynke, a B-Corporation that empowers disadvantaged young refugees and ease pressure on host communities by creating employment and education opportunities in conflict regions. Previously, she was Director for Latin America and Africa at Institutional Investor and worked at I.D.E.A on Wall Street, an environmental consulting firm, covering Latin America, and at Water & Air Research. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations, a Young Global Leader (YGL) with the World Economic Forum, a member of the Global Future Council on the Future of the Humanitarian System, and a member of the Women’s Empowerment and Gender Parity (2011-2012). She was a Finalist for HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s, Prince’s Prize Innovative Philanthropy Award, an Organizational Partner of Global Dignity Day, a UNHCR Innovation Council Board member and an Advisory Board member of the Humanitarian Innovation Project at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. She graduated from the University of Florida and Harvard Kennedy School’s Global Leadership and Public Policy Executive Program.