Endeavor UAE, the local affiliate of the global non-profit organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world, has announced the latest appointments to its Board of Directors. Its newest members include Elie Khouri, CEO of Omnicom Media Group; Nabyl Al Maskari, CEO of Al Maskari Holding; and Khaled Talhouni, Managing Partner at Wamda Capital.

Bringing a wealth of experience to the entrepreneurial network, the new members join a group of business leaders from a variety of industries and sectors contributing to Endeavor’s mission to help catalyze economic growth across the region. The incoming members will replace Noor Sweid, Dubai Future Foundation (formerly Leap Ventures); Joseph Ghossoub, G&Co Properties; Fadi Ghandour, Wamda Capital; and Nilesh Ved, Apparel Group, who have contributed immeasurably to Endeavor UAE’s development over the past three years. 

The new board elected Badr Jafar as Endeavor UAE’s Chairman for 2017, while Patrick Chalhoub and Muna Al Gurg remain active board members.

“We are delighted to welcome our newest Board members and mentors,” said Noor Shawwa, Managing Director of Endeavor UAE. “We have a strong leadership foundation in place and are confident that the extensive professional backgrounds and passionate commitment of each new member will add great value to our Board and to the Endeavor ecosystem as a whole.

“In facilitating the scaling of emerging companies across the region, Endeavor aims to support the UAE’s National Agenda to transition to a knowledge-based economy and position the UAE among the best in the world for entrepreneurship,” Shawwa added.

Endeavor UAE’s full Board of Directors now includes Badr Jafar, CEO, Crescent Enterprises; Patrick Chalhoub, Chalhoub Group; Muna Easa Al Gurg, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group; Abdullah Al Mazrui, Al Mazrui Holdings; Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Abraaj Group; Yousuf AlMulla, Dubai Holding; Souheil Hajjar, Majid Al Futtaim Trust; Ahmed Galal Ismail, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures; Osman Sultan, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du); Nabyl Al Maskari, Al Maskari Holding; Khaled Talhouni, Wamda Capital; and Elie Khouri Omnicom Media Group (MENA).


About Endeavor UAE

Established in 2013, Endeavor UAE is an affiliate of the global nonprofit organization that has pioneered the concept of high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets around the world. The organization transforms economies by identifying and supporting high-potential (or "high-impact") entrepreneurs. Practicing a tested “mentor capitalist” model, Endeavor affiliates help entrepreneurs overcome barriers to growth by providing the key ingredients to success: mentorship; networks; strategic advice; talent; skills; access to smart capital; and inspiration. Guided by Endeavor, these entrepreneurs generate sustainable economic growth and jobs, become role models, and help nurture a culture of entrepreneurship, which spurs investment and encourages people to innovate and think big.


Source: Mojo PR