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Fadi Ghandour

Executive Chairman, Wamda Capital

Fadi Ghandour is the Executive Chairman of Wamda Group, a platform that invests, nurtures, and builds entrepreneurship eco-systems across the Middle East and North Africa. Fadi is also the Founder of Aramex, one of the leading global logistics companies. Fadi spent the first 30 years of his work life as CEO of Aramex, building the company and making it the leading emerging market logistics company, employing over 15,000 people in over 250 offices in 90 countries. He took the company public twice, first on Nasdaq, making it the first company from the Arab world to do so, then on the Dubai Financial market. He continues to be active on the Aramex board. Fadi is a serial entrepreneur. In his career, he founded, invested, and launched tens of companies and non-profits, ranging from digital tech, hospitality, fitness & wellness to security. Passionate about the impact and social entrepreneurship, Fadi founded and chairs Ruwwad for Development, a private-sector-led community empowerment platform that helps marginalized communities across several countries in the MENA region overcome marginalization through activism, civic engagement, education, and financial inclusion. He has also co-founded and continues supporting Al-Riyadi, one of Jordan’s leading not-for-profit sports clubs. Fadi also served and continues to serve on several global and regional boards of companies, education institutions, and non-profits.

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