Ossama Hassanein is an entrepreneur, mentor and venture capitalist. Over the last 35 years, he managed over $1 billion in 14 international technology funds at Berkeley International in San Francisco, Technocom Ventures in Paris, Newbridge Networks Holding in Canada, and Newbury Ventures and the Rising Tide Fund in Silicon Valley.
Kamran Elahian is a veteran entrepreneur with over 27 years of experience in the high-tech industry. He is currently Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, a global venture capital fund for investments in communication product companies, which he co-founded in 1999.
Jeff Skoll is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur. As founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation,Participant Media and the Skoll Global Threats Fund, he is bringing life to his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity.
Having held senior management positions for the past 25 years, Hazem has proven his ability to establish and expand a business structure according to market needs. He has demonstrated the ability to build a new business, introduce new products, penetrate new markets, build various alliances and partnerships, and has successfully implemented projects around the globe.
Samer Khoury is the Executive Vice President of Operations of the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) Group, one of the region's largest international construction companies, operating throughout the Middle East, Africa, CIS, Europe, and the United States.
Dr. Durgham Maraee is the CEO of Wataniya Mobile. Dr. Maraee has extensive experience in Telecom and in business management and investment. Prior to his appointment to the position of CEO of Wataniya Mobile, Dr. Maraee served as the Chief Investment Officer of the Palestine Investment Fund (“PIF”).
Zahi Wadih Khouri
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Palestinian National Beverage Company (NBC-Coca-Cola licensee) Mr. Khouri is a leading Middle East businessman and holds a number of executive positions and Board Memberships including Chairman of Palestine Tourism & Investment Company. (PTIC), Jacir Palace Intercontinental in Bethlehem, the Jerusalem Investment Tourism (JIT), and Intram Investments Inc in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Khouri is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Development & Investment Co (Padico).