Dr. Abdul Malek Al Jaber has a wealth of experience and a long record of achievements locally and regionally in the ICT Services, entrepreneurship, and Financial industry.
Dr. Al Jaber is the Founder and Chairman of MENA Apps, the first private accelerator and seed fund focused on mobile, internet, e-commerce, social media and internet of things. MENA Apps exploits the untapped potential area of Arabic content and Applications in the Middle East and North Africa by triggering the innovative ideas of the Arab inventors and Entrepreneurs by introducing “Think Digital” concept. Dr. Al Jaber is also a leading Angle Investor with key investments in Start Ups in the region, with a portfolio of 18 investment leading start-ups in the region.
Dr. Al-Jaber is also the founder sand chairman of Arabreneur, the first pan Arab entrepreneurship Eco-system enabler and founder of MBAN the first Pan Arab Angel Investor Network that is providing the MENA start-ups with needed seed funding, mentor-ship and market access. He is also a member of the high advisory board for Kuwait National Fund for Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Al Jaber, Joined the Middle East Payment Services, MEPS, the leading payment processer and acquirer in the Middle East, as Chairman of the Board following the conclusion of a strategic partnership between MENA Apps and MEPS, early 2012. MEPS is also leading the way to on-line and mobile payments in the region as well as advancing the payment and processing industry in the region.
Dr. Al Jaber is the former COO of Zain Group and CEO of Zain Jordan, where he was responsible for a double digit profit growth and for positioning the company as a key regional player in Mobile, Data and Content. Dr. Al Jaber led the deployment of the first and fastest nation-wide HSPA+ network in the region, the first Mobile Wallet and received the Life Time Achievement for his unique contributions to the advancement of the ICT industry in the MENA Region.
Prior to joining Zain, Dr. Al Jaber served as CEO and vice chairman of the board of the Paltel Group where he was also responsible for profits growth from $15 million to $100 million in 2005. During his tenure, the Paltel Group became the first Palestinian company 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 Jaber serves as chairman of the Golden Wheat Mills Company and chairman of the board of Holy Land and United for Energy ServicesDr. Al Jaber is also a founder of Al Rafah Bank, the first micro-finance bank in the region.
In 2010, Dr. Al Jaber was ranked by Global Telecoms, # 62 on its annual power 100 list. He is the first Jordanian recognized on this list. Again and in 2011 the same organization ranked him # 69. In addition to this, he was also ranked number 21 in the top 50 most powerful people in the Media, Marketing and Advertising in June 2011.
Dr. Al Jaber is a member of the Arab Business Council, The World Economic Forum, The Arab Technology Forum, The Young Presidents Organization and the Global Agenda Council.