Lorna Solis
Founder & CEO, Lynke Project
Biography
Founder and CEO of Blue Rose Compass, a nonprofit which impacts conflict regions by identifying brilliant young adults—especially girls, and mostly living in refugee camps—and arranging scholarships for them to world-leading universities. In return for the scholarships and guidance through the required exams, scholars commit to return to their country or region of origin on graduation and help rebuild their communities.

Previously, Lorna was Director for Latin America and Africa at Institutional Investor, focusing on increasing FDI for infrastructure projects. She also worked at IDEA on Wall Street, covering Latin America, and at Water & Air Research – an environmental consulting firm – on creating national parks in Honduras and Brazil.
Lorna Solis
Founder & CEO, Lynke Project
Lynke Project / Blue Rose Compass

Lynke is a US-registered B-Corporation which links refugees in Jordan and disadvantaged people from host communities with tech jobs in two ways: employing the, directly to perform outsourcing work for international clients; or a six-month training program, facilitated by Microsoft, in app-building, combined with academic, professional and soft skills, resulting in an internationally-recognized qualification from a world-leading technology company.



Lynke’s refugee graduates will gain not only skills but human dignity: rather than continuing to be a burden on humanitarian assistance programs, they will be able to make plans for their future and provide for their families.