Abdulrahman Tarabzouni Abdulrahman Tarabzouni

Abdulrahman Tarabzouni is the cheif executive officer and managing director of STV, a $500m tech venture fund anchored by STC, the largest telecom company in the Middle East.

With Tarabzouni at the helm, STV closed its first transaction in December 2016 and also co-led Careem's (Series D) investment round at a >$1bn valuation.

Previously, Tarabzouni led new business development and global partnerships for Google's wireless connectivity and communications efforts out of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Prior to that, he played an important role in building and scaling up Google’s Android and Play business across Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

Tarabzouni first joined Google in 2009 to establish and lead Google’s business operations in emerging markets in the Middle East region out of Dubai. Out there, he shaped Google’s strategy and investments in the region, increased revenues, and drove partnerships that had impact on the regional digital ecosystem.

Before joining Google, Tarabzouni co-founded a number of technology ventures in the US and managed different technology consulting, banking, and design engagements at Oracle, Morgan Stanley, and Blueprint. Plus, he is also a member of various boards and investment committees.

Tarabzouni was named by the MIT Technology Review as a TR35 Pan-Arab Innovator, listed on the 30 under 30 lists of Arabian Business and Gulf Business, and was the first recipient of the MIT ASO Science and Technology Achievement award.  

Tarabzoun attended MIT and received BSc and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a concentration in Economics (5/5 GPA).

Abdulrahman Tarabzouni

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Abdulrahman Tarabzouni is the CEO and managing director of STV, a $500m tech venture fund anchored by STC, the largest telecom company in the Middle East.

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Abdulrahman Tarabzouni

CEO, STC Ventures

Abdulrahman Tarabzouni is the CEO and managing director of STV, a $500m tech venture fund anchored by STC, the largest telecom company in the Middle East.

Ahmed Aboudoma

CEO, Mobily

Ahmed Aboudoma has had a fruitful career spanning 24 years in the sectors of telecommunications and ICT.

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CEO, Gulf Bridge International

Amr Eid brings over 23 years of experience to the technology and telecommunications sectors.

Amr K El-Leithy

Market Head, Nokia Middle East & Africa

Amr K. El-Leithy was appointed as Nokia’s Market Head for Middle East & Africa in November 2015.

Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi

Vice Chairman & Group CEO, Zain Group

Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi was appointed vice-chairman of Zain Group’s board of directors in February 2014, having earlier joined the board in April 2011.

Charles Yang

President, Huawei Middle East

Charles Yang, Huawei’s president for the Middle East region, oversees all of Huawei’s Group activities.

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