Rania Hoteit is a multi-award winning serial entrepreneur, global impact leader, speaker, advisor and author with recognitions from the White House, United Nations, UK Parliament, The Global CEO Excellence Award and other prestigious honors. As founder and CEO of ID4A Technologies, Rania has built a company whose developments are widely adopted, disrupting traditional supply chains, revolutionizing production processes and creating significant environmental, economic and social impacts worldwide. Under her leadership, ID4A Technologies has been recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology for 'Fostering The Development of Advanced Manufacturing in the US as The World'; named among the 2016 “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine; honored on the Elite 2018 Inc. 5000 List of “America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies”; awarded the 2019 Real Leaders “100 Top Impact Companies” Award and "World's Best Emerging Design Technology Company" Award by LUX Leading Designers Awards. In 2020, ID4A received the Technology Innovator Award by Corporate Vision for "Best Automated Manufacturing Technology Company in the USA" and the North America Business Award for "Best Automation Technology Software Solutions." Most recently, ID4A received the "Best in Business Services and Manufacturing Technologies" Award by the 2021 San Francisco Awards and was honored by Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards for the company's innovative Pandemic Response Initiatives.
Through her commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5, 8, 9, 10 and 12, more than 1600 businesses adopted sustainable practices, more than 285,000 people gained employment in industrial sectors, and more than 900,000 people were provided secure working environments. Additionally, she has contributed to reducing labor exploitation in global production pipelines by improving the skills and working conditions of nearly 2 million people so far.