Fadi Ghandour

Founder and Vice Chairman ,

Fadi Ghandour is the founder and vice chairman of Aramex where he served for 30 years as the company’s CEO. Aramex is one of the leading global logistics and transportation companies.

Ghandour is the co-founder and managing partner of MENA Venture Investments, a seed capital investment company investing in early stage tech companies in the MENA region. He is a member of the Board of Abraaj Capital, and the chairman of WAMDA.com, an entrepreneurship support platform for the MENA region. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at the American University of Beirut and Yemeksepeti, a leading Turkish ecommerce company. He is also the founding investor of Maktoob.com, which was sold to Yahoo! in 2009.

Driven by his passion for social entrepreneurship, he served as 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.