Ammar Halabi Managing Director
Ammar is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in leading multi-million dollar sales organizations across different geographies. During his 22 years, he worked at Cisco Systems as Regional Manager, brought Extreme Networks from California into the Middle East and Africa and managed Compaq Computer (later HP) networking business.
Ammar had also founded Funryde, UK’s first realtime, on-demand, ridesharing platform. He led Autodesk’s channel organization in Turkey and the Middle East as Regional Director upon his return to the Middle East.
Ammar has a solid background in the technology sector with current focus on blockchain technology, distributed apps, and cryptocurrencies. In the past decade, his focus was cloud services, sharing economy, big data, mobile applications, and social media. He is a passionate advocate of leveraging technology for country transformation, education and human capital development, and sustainable and innovative environmental initiatives.
Ammar is an Executive MBA graduate of London Business School with focus on Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He attended Columbia Business School and Hong Kong University as part of his MBA program. He has a Computer and Communications Engineering degree from American University of Beirut.