Fellows Directory

Ambar Amleh

Ibtikar Fund

Ambar is a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer for Ibtikar Fund, a fund that she championed and helped design, structure, and fundraise. Ibtikar fills a critical funding gap faced by Palestinian entrepreneurs between seed and VC.

For the past six years, Ambar has been directly involved in supporting Palestinian entrepreneurs. As the program manager for Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB), a Palestinian nonprofit focused on entrepreneurial development, Ambar grew PNB from an idea and a loose and small board leadership to an established Palestinian institution. Through PNB, Ambar organized the yearly Celebration of Innovation, a Palestine-wide competition of entrepreneurs, and the follow-up support to these entrepreneurs; as well as Global Entrepreneurship Week in Palestine.

In March 2018, Ambar was named as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in the Arab World” by CEO Middle East Magazine and “20 Women VCs of MENA” by MENAbytes.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Ambar has an international MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a marketing degree from Arizona State University.

As a member of Class 23, Ambar is serving his fellowship at Ibtikar Fund under the mentorship of Kate Mitchell (Mentor Classes 21, 22, 23) and Walid Bakr (Class 16).