Khaldoon Tabaza is the Founder & Managing Director of iMENA Group. iMENA operates online and mobile businesses for consumers and enterprises in the high-growth, under-served market of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), creating value for users, investors, and communities. iMENA Holdings portfolio companies include OpenSooq, ReserveOut, Desado, Sellanycar, Hellofood ME, and Easy Taxi ME.
Khaldoon is also the founder of Zad Capital, a hybrid venture capital and business incubation platform focused on Internet, technology, and media industries.
In the last 20 years, Khaldoon has founded, invested in, managed and advised many successful online, technology and media companies in the MENA region, including the first venture-backed online business in the Arab world, Arabia.com, which he founded in 1995. In 2005, Khaldoon founded Riyada Ventures, which was acquired in 2009 by the Abraaj Group?a $7.5 billion emerging markets private equity firm. At Riyada, Khaldoon started working with Adey Salamin, iMENA?s Founder & CEO.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Khaldoon holds a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery degree from the University of Jordan. He has also completed the Young Global Leaders Leadership and Policy education component at Harvard University?s Kennedy School.
Khalddon is a graduated member of member of Class 15. He served his fellowship at Zad Capital under the mentorship of Fadi Ghandour, CEO and Founder of Aramex Group, and one of MENA's leading entrepreneurs and venture capital investors.