Fadi Ghandour

Founder & CEO, Aramex

Fadi Ghandour is the Founder and CEO of Aramex International, one of the leading logistics and transportation companies in the Middle East and South Asia, and the first company from the Arab world to go public on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

The company now trades on the Dubai Financial Market. Fadi is a Founding Partner of Maktoob.com; the world’s largest Arab On-Line community recently acquired by Yahoo!; is a member of the Board of Abraaj Capital, is a Founding Board Member of Endeavor Jordan and serves on the Advisory Board of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut. Between 2003 and 2005, he was the Middle East and North Africa Area Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Fadi is passionate about social entrepreneurship. He is the founder of Ruwwad for Development www.ruwwad.net, a regional private sector-led community empowerment initiative that helps disadvantaged communities overcome marginalization through youth activism, civic engagement, and education. He serves as a Member of the Board of Business for Social Responsibility www.bsr.org; is a Member of the Board of the “National Microfinance Bank” in Jordan www.nmb.com.jo, and has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jordan River Foundation www.jordanriver.jo for over 10 years.