President, The Middle East Trade Association for Business Angels¬† (MBAN), UAE
Dr Abdul Malek Al Jabaar has a wealth of experience and a long record of achievements locally and regionally in the ICT, Services and Financial industry. He is the Founder and Chairman of MENA Apps, the former COO of Zain Group and CEO of Zain Jordan. Prior to joining Zain, Dr Al Jabaar served as CEO and Vice Chairman of Paltel Group, where he was responsible for profit growth from $15 million to $100 million in a record time. During his tenure, the Paltel Group became the first Palestinian company (and 2nd company 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 Jabaar serves as chairman of the Golden Wheat Mills Company and is Chairman of Middle East Payment Services – the leading payment processor in the Middle East. He also sits on a handful of regional and global boards of companies and institutions. In 2010, Dr Al Jabaar was ranked by Global Telecoms, # 62 on its annual power 100 list. He is the first Jordanian recognized on this list. He was ranked again in 2011 at #69 and # 70 in 2012. In addition to this, in June 2011 Dr Al Jabaar was also ranked number 21 in the top 50 most powerful people in the Media, Marketing and Advertising. He was also awarded by HRH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid (PM of UAE) as Best Arab Manager. Dr Al Jabaar is a member of the Arab Business Council, WEF, The Arab Technology Forum, YPO and the Global Agenda Council. Dr Al Jabaar is a member of the Advisory Council of Kuwait National Fund for Entrepreneurship, Chairman of Oasis Venture Fund and Founder or Arabreneur.