Ray is a media entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of STEP Group, the company behind the renown tech and entertainment conference in the region known as STEP Conference which he started 5 years ago right off college. Following the growth of STEP Conference, Ray turned STEP into a fast growing new media startup in the Middle East with content platforms STEPFeed.com, YallaFeed.com, and Arab Vines with the ambition to become the largest and most influential new media company in MENA. Ray also founded Spiderfrogs, a next generation technology provider which helps local and global brands to integrate their business with new technologies. His vision is to impact young Arab’s perspective, knowledge, and ambition through the power of media and sharability.
As an entrepreneur at an early age, Ray moved to Dubai right off college and co-founded Spiderfrogs (a next generation technology provider) and helped global companies such as GM, Etihad, Unilever and J&J to integrate business with technology. He also co-founded Step Group, of which he serves as its CEO as well as curator Step Conference. Ray created the most disruptive conference of its kind in MENA with 2,500 attendees and oversaw the setup and launch of growing media content platforms StepFeed.com and YallaFeed.com. Step Group is a new media & technology company which products include news and digital content platforms (stepfeed.com and yallafeed.com) and Step Conference - the largest technology and startup conference in the MENA region.