After more than 20 years of corporate HR experience, Emma El-Karout founded One Circle HR — an on-demand platform for businesses to engage HR specialists on a freelance basis, quickly and cost-effectively. Launched in March 2020, by September 2020 the community comprised 500 HR specialists – freelancers – from 48 different countries. El-Karout’s career spans roles covering the Middle East, North Africa, India, Far East and Europe. She was nominated as the Entrepreneur of the Year in South Africa, is a member of the 50+ business network, the 30% Club, and an advisor to the South Africa Board for People Practices.