Habib Haddad

Habib Haddad
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Wamda

Habib is a tech entrepreneur, currently CEO of Wamda who aims to inspire, connect and empower entrepreneurs in the MENASA region. He is also the founder of Yamli.com a startup empowering the Arabic language on the web and YallaStartup an NGO that fosters early stage entrepreneurship in the MENA region. In 2009, the World Economic Forum recognized Habib as a Young Global Leader and the ArabianBusiness named him one of the most influential Arabs under 30. He currently serves on the Global Agenda Council on fostering entrepreneurship. During the July of 2006 war he started Relief Lebanon to support relief operations in Lebanon an effort that raised more than US$ 2 million in individual donations. Habib also co-founded INLET to leverage the North American expat community to give back to entrepreneurship in the Arab world. Habib is an adviser to several startups and non-profits and often speaks about early stage development and entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor of Computer and Communication Engineering from the American University in Beirut and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.