Rikia Saddy


A trusted advisor to political and business leaders, Rikia Saddy leverages a unique combination of business acumen, empathy, vision and objectivity to transform organizations for strategic growth.

Rikia is a published author, respected pundit, and gifted public speaker. She holds an International MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Business, the top ranked graduate school in its field for 22 years, where she won the top award for marketing. She earned her undergraduate degree in economics and sociology at the University of Alberta, and has studied at New York University, Parsons, the School of Visual Arts and the Sorbonne.

Born headfirst into a Muslim/Catholic/Jewish/Anglican family, Rikia Saddy has traveled and lived around the world, working in Vancouver, London, Paris & New York as a strategist for governments to global advertising agencies. Combining cultures and contexts, with a passion for politics stoked by intervals abroad, and through her own company’s drive for new models of social change, she has been engaged on leadership and election campaigns at the civic, state and national levels. Researching and writing articles on topics as varied as the war in Afghanistan to the Norwegian Study of Democracy to Education Reform, the breadth of her portfolio is only matched by the infectious energy and curiosity that drives her every commitment and desire, frankly, to build a better world. Quite simply, Rikia Saddy is a gifted communicator and one of the most passionate people I know.

— Salimah Y. Ebrahim, CEO, Artery