Fellows Directory

Forsan Hussein

Zaitoun Ventures

Forsan is the cofounder and Managing Partner of Tel Aviv-based Zaitoun Ventures—a values-driven, hybrid investment company and startup factory that is particularly interested in partnering with founding teams that bring together Jewish and Arab entrepreneurs.

Forsan is the chairman of Biological Signal Processing (BSP), a publicly traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and a board member of IceCure Medical. He also serves on the board of directors of a number of startups and several non-profits.

He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jerusalem International YMCA and the Three Arches Company, and worked as an investment consultant for Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles. As a social entrepreneur at the age of 10, Forsan has created several international organizations that promote Middle East peace and foster regional cooperation.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Forsan holds a BA from Brandeis University, an MA in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Forsan is a professional public speaker, fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, and passionate about agriculture and farming. He is a drummer, plays soccer and tennis, and enjoys traveling, cooking, and wine.

Forsan served his fellowship at Invest4Good under the mentorship of Managing Partner Ami Dror. He is a member of Class 19.

Forsan is the recipient of the Jeff Timmons Memorial Award for outstanding service to Kauffman Fellows during his time in the program.