Fadi Ghandour

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Fadi Ghandour
Fadi Ghandour in 2010
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Amman, Jordan
Occupation Founder and Vice Chairman, Aramex
Known for Aramex, Courier, Maktoob, The Abraaj Group Ruwwad for Development, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility, Sustainability, Private Sector Activism, Social Entrepreneurship, Wamda

Fadi Ghandour is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex where he served for 30 years as the company’s CEO.

Fadi is also the Co-Founder and Director of MENA Venture Investments, a seed capital investment company focusing on early stage tech companies in the MENA region and beyond. He is a member of the Board of The Abraaj Group, and the Chairman of Wamda, an entrepreneurship enabling platform for the MENA region. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees at the American University of Beirut. He is a Member of the Board of Yemeksepeti a Turkish ecommerce company and Founding Investor in Maktoob.com.

Fadi also serves as a board member of Oasis 500, an early stage and seed investment company in Jordan that provides entrepreneurship training, mentorship guidance, incubation and additional follow-up investment funds. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) at the Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA).

Fadi is the Founder and Chairman of Ruwwad for Development, a regional private sector-led community empowerment initiative that helps disadvantaged communities overcome marginalization through youth activism, civic engagement, and education, and provides access to capital for microbusinesses in marginalized communities. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Columbia University School of Social Work. He serves as a Regional Board Member of Injaz Al Arab, an organization that aims to equip students with entrepreneurial, leadership and practical business-related skills.

Ghandour launched Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility, CER a collaborative movement which aims to lobby, mobilize and organize private sector efforts in building entrepreneurial ecosystems in the MENASA region.

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  • Encyclopedia.jrank.org & CNN Interview

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