100 smartest people in the UAE
Tue 26 Sep 2017 12:04 AM
Ziad Ghosn and Stephanie Khoury

Company: Nomadic Capital

Designation: Founders

Country: Lebanon

Country of residence: Lebanon

This power couple is bringing some of the most innovative solutions to the UAE through their investment firm, Nomadic Capital. The firm works with companies and researchers around the world to identify smart ideas that can be incubated here.

Nomadic’s current portfolio includes a franchise called Gourmet Shop - the Middle East’s first temperature-controlled hot food vending machine, and apps EInvite and Pushdot, which has won several international awards, including the Appy Awards in New York.

Before becoming a serial entrepreneur, Ghosn was in the corporate world. Khoury has been starting businesses in the UAE for more than a decade, including the first body piercing studio in Dubai, Urban Steel.