100 Most Powerful Arabs 2018

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Muhannad Ebwini

Muhannad Ebwini

Company:

HyperPay

Designation:

Co-founder and CEO

Muhannad Ebwini is co-founder and CEO of HyperPay and he has led the business to its current position as a one of the Middle East’s fastest growing and most successful online payment businesses. It is regarded as highly innovative and is seen as one of the new generation payment service providers. The company has offices in Amman, Dubai and Riyadh, with Cairo in the pipeline.

In 2017, Ebwini was appointed as board member of GatetoPay, a leading card issuing company to issue prepaid Mastercard, Visa and UnionPay cards and card solutions throughout the Middle East region.

Ebwini  has more than 18 years of experience in the online, e-commerce, gaming and payment industries, having successfully grown the business of OneCard, a leading regional alternative payment mechanism between 2004 and 2010.

During his tenure at OneCard, he spearheaded the development of the online payment and e-commerce industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He worked successfully with international and regional players to provide alternative payment solutions for them, assist and provide support in localising them and adapting them to the MENA culture, as well as providing them with a suite of value-added services such as support centres and marketing among others.

Prior to joining OneCard, Ebwini worked at Maktoob, the leading regional portal acquired by Yahoo, as the business development manager of Souq.com, when it was an online auction service before it later morphed into the present-day e-commerce platform. Prior to Maktoob, he held sales and marketing management positions at eSolution, a web development company in Amman, Jordan.

Ebwini  is a certified e-commerce consultant (CEC) and project manager e-business (PME), and holds an MBA in management and international business from NYIT and a bachelor of science in computer software engineering from Pricess Sumayya University in Amman, Jordan.