World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019

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Fadi Ghandour

Fadi Ghandour

Company:

Wamda Capital

Designation:

Executive chairman

Known as the founder of Aramex, which became the first Arab-based company to be listed on the NASDAQ in 1997, Ghandour is now executive chairman at Wamda Capital where he advocates for regional start-up concerns ranging from mentoring to funding.

He was also a founding partner of Maktoob.com, before it was acquired by Yahoo! for $165m in 2010. Through angel fund Mena Venture Investments, he manages investments in early stage start-ups.