Board of Directors

  • Abdul Malik Al Jaber
    President

    A full-time angel investor, believing that Arab Youth can contribute to global innovation. Invested in more than 20 start-ups and focused on building an innovation friendly Eco-system in MENA. He has leading the two most prominent telecom operators MENA. Managed to turn around the companies in term of profitability, commercial strategy, capacity building of the human cadre as well as introducing and running a very active CSR program with multi initiatives. 

    Very active in regional cooperation and international and pan arab initiatives that promote entrepreneurship, education, empowering of women and creating an enabling and positive environment for the less privileged segments of the society. I’m the founder of the First Micro Finance Bank in the Arab Region, member of the World Economic Forum, Member of the Regional Board of INJAZ, member of the YPO, member of the regional Board of YAL, Co-Chairman of Arab Information Telecommunication Business Forum, member of Arab Business Council, member of the Management Board of Jordan University of Science and Technology. Also, Chairman of Al Hilal Football Club

    Chairman of Golden Mills, MEPS Group, United for Energy Services, the International Investment Group, WeziWezi, PayFellow, Sallaty.Jo, Experts911, Gallery Al Sharq, Mindset, Beye.

  • Emmanuel Noutary
    Vice-President

    Emmanuel is General Delegate of ANIMA Investment Network. He joined ANIMA in Marseille in August 2006, as Project Director in the field of innovation, SME financing and investment. He was in charge of ANIMA contribution in the European programme Medibtikar – Euromed Innovation & Technology Programme – besides sitting in the Executive Committee of Invest in Med. He finally took the direction of the European programme Invest in Med in June 2009.

    Emmanuel spent 12 years in the telecoms, internet and communications sector: telecoms consultant in Paris; marketing director of a pioneer operator in the field of internet telephony based in London, and targeting the MENA markets among others; and research director delivering to various telecom operators. Besides he participated to several editorial projects (Launch of Le Méditerranéen – weekly newsmag on Euromed, collaboration to the African Development Bank publications, correspondence for Le Nouvel Economiste).

    Emmanuel is graduated from University Paris IX Dauphine: Master 1 in Management Science and Master 2 in Management of Telecoms and New Medias.