50 Most Influential Women in the Arab World
Wed 28 Feb 2018 06:30 AM
Ambar Amleh

Company: Ibtikar Fund

Designation: Venture capitalist, Chief operating officer

Country: Palestine

Ambar is the chief operating officer for Palestine startup investment fund, Ibtikar, named in the list of VCs that finance start-ups in some of the toughest conditions in the world.

Amleh has also supported Palestinian entrepreneurs as a programme manager for Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB), a Palestinian non-profit company focused on developing entrepreneurs. Through PNB, Amleh organised the Celebration of Innovation, a Palestine-wide competition of entrepreneurs, and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Palestine’s first GEW was awarded the GEW Hosts’ Award, an award given by the over 150 global hosts to the campaign that best embodies the GEW spirit.

Ambar has also supported digital entrepreneurship programmes, including FastForward, the first Palestinian start-up accelerator, and Palestinian House in Silicon Valley program, as well as eZone, Palestine’s mini tech park.