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Fadi Ghandour

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, making it the leading emerging market logistics company, employing over 15,000 people working 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 Dubai Financial market. He continues to be active on the Aramex board.
Fadi is a serial entrepreneur. In his career, he was involved with founding, investing and launching tens of companies and non-profits, ranging from digital tech, hospitality, fitness & wellness to security.
Passionate about 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 to support Al-Riyadi, one of the leading not-for-profit sports clubs in Jordan.
Fadi also served and continues to serve on several global and regional boards of companies, education institutions and non-profits.

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Wamda is a platform of programmes and networks that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship ecosystems across the Middle East and North Africa. Its core competencies are in community development, media, research and advisory services, each of which is a core pillar to support entrepreneurship in the region. Collectively, these programmes make Wamda a leading grassroots content, community and knowledge platform for entrepreneurs and their supporting ecosystem.


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