TOP 100 Aerospace & Aviation Professionals to Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 42. Nadia Karrim

42. Nadia Karrim

Founder of the International Centre for Astronautical Development | Otorhinolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon | Aviation and Space Medicine Lecturer and Researcher, International Centre for Astronautical Development

42. Nadia Karrim

Average Post Engagement: 72.6


South Africa/Ireland/UK

How LinkedIn has helped you in your careers or businesses:

In my earlier days on the platform, I used to use LinkedIn to see what routes other Space professionals have taken to shape their careers so I could get ideas on how to map my own career. Now that my career has reached maturity, I use the platform to help guide others to give back to the community.

Tips on how to Thrive on LinkedIn:

I don’t really have much of a strategy. I just post whenever I feel like sharing something exciting, inspirational, motivational or educational.


What I use Linkedin for:

Networking, Recruitment, Sharing work and activities that might inspire and motivate others.

Number of Followers:



Aerospace & Aviation


Who am I:

I am just an ordinary person who has taken an extraordinary path in life. My life’s purpose is to leave the world a better place than I found it.

What I do:

I am a specialist ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon, an Aviation and Space Medicine Researcher, and is an Aerospace medicine lecturer at King’s College London. Most recently, I am the founder and director of the International Centre for Astronautical Development.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

My mission is to encourage Space industry participation from under-represented communities in the space sector.

Who I follow on Linkedin:

Refilwe Ledwaba is doing some amazing things with her outreach program in South Africa.

❝Refilwe Ledwaba is doing some amazing things with her outreach program in South Africa.❞

Refilwe Ledwaba ,MBA,MRAeS

Social Entrepreneur I Helicopter, Fixed-wing flight instructor & RPAS Pilot I Founder Girls Fly Africa I SDG's and Girls education advocate I Obama Africa leader ITechwomen fellow I #Goalkeeper2030, Girls Fly Africa

Nadia’s Favorite Post

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Comments: 106

Shares: 28

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❝This is my favourite post because it was the first time I left my comfort zone and shared something extremely personal. The post was met with so much support that I was glad I did so.❞

Nadia’s Successful Post

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Comments: 36

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❝I think it was successful because it drew the attention of the entire ISU community and sparked a combination of nostalgia and renewed motivation – Especially since it was the first in-person course that had been run since 2020.❞

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