Dr Abdul Malek Al Jaber, President, Middle East Business Angels Network (MBAN)
Dr Abdul Malek Al Jaber has a wealth of experience and a long record of achievements locally and regionally in the ICT, services and financial industries. Dr Al Jaber is the Founder and Chairman of MENA Apps, the former COO of the Zain Group and CEO of Zain Jordan. Prior to joining Zain, Dr Al Jaber served as CEO and Vice Chairman of the Paltel Group, where he was also responsible for growing profits from $15 million to $100 million in a record time. During his tenure, the Paltel Group became the first Palestinian company and the second in MENA to adopt the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Practice and Reporting, as well as the first company in the country to form a corporate foundation. Dr Al Jaber serves as chairman of the Golden Wheat Mills Company and is Chairman of Middle East Payment Services, a leading payment processor and acquirer in the Middle East. He also sits on the board of several regional and global companies and institutions. In 2010, Dr Al Jaber was ranked by Global Telecoms as # 62 on its annual Power 100 List. He is the first Jordanian to have been recognized on this list. In 2011, the same organization ranked him #69 and # 70 in 2012. In addition to this, he also ranked #21 in the top 50 most powerful pe- ople in Media, Marketing and Advertising in June 2011. He also received an award from HRH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, Prime Minister of the UAE, for Best Arab Manager. Dr Al Jaber is a member of the Arab Business Council, WEF, the Arab Technology Forum, YPO, and the Global Agenda Council. Dr Al-Jaber is a member of the Advisory Council of Kuwait National Fund for Entrepreneurship, Chairman of the Oasis Venture Fund, and Founder of Arabreneur.