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Our next fireside chat will host Omar Soudodi of PAYFORT and Amazon.com Payment.
Omar is the Managing Director of PayFort, the leading online payment gateway in the Middle East. Prior to PayFort Omar successfully launched Souq.com in Egypt to become one of the top 30 most visited sites and the number one e-commerce site in Egypt.
Prior to Souq.com Omar co-founded Accelarabia.com the first online loan origination website in the Middle East in late 2005 and sold the majority of the company to ORASCOM Development in 2006. Omar started his career in the US in various capacities in Banks to include consumer banking, business banking, International banking and commercial banking for Bank of America, California Bank and Trust and Sunwest Bank after studying Finance at California State University, Fullerton and obtaining a Financial Advisor Certification from the NASD. Omar completed his post-graduate studies at Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an emphasis in Innovation and design thinking.
Moderator: Mohammed Salah, Director of Startup Grind Amman.
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Entrepreneurially driven technologist with 8+ years of experience in the entrepreneurship MENA region ecosystem. Since 2009 Mohammed has worked at or supported Social n’ Tech, Startup Grind, Startup Weekend, makesense, Seedstars, Riseup, and many other Entrepreneurship and Youth communities.
Mohammed has been recognized as a speaker at several events including RiseUp Summit, Digital Arabia Network, and Adobe World Tour. Mohammed has also been featured on various media channels like; BBC World, BBC Arabic, Al Jazeera, Sky News, MBC, AJ+, Al Ghad TV, Roya TV, ONTV, BBC Radio, National Newspaper, and Inc. Magazine.