Jad Mneymneh has over a decade of experience working on Middle East related issues, with a particular focus on government relations, market assessment, market entry, and localization.
Mr. Mneymneh served as Head of UAE for Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), a strategy consulting firm based in Washington, DC. During his tenure at ASG, Jad helped the development and growth of the MENA practice through new service lines, started the UAE office from scratch, and secured long-term business from major UAE based companies.
Previously, Mr. Mneymneh was a founding member of the Office of Strategic Affairs at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court. In this role, he advised senior staff on long-term commercial, diplomatic, and economic planning. His assignments at the Office of Strategic Affairs included a complete overhaul of a regional media conglomerate and the restructuring of several government entities.
He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and attended the Wharton School of Business in its “Abu Dhabi Leaders of Tomorrow” program.
Mr. Mneymneh is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.
Tarek Sadi has over two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, corporate finance and direct investments, primarily with early-stage companies in the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America.
Mr. Sadi served as the Managing Director of Endeavor Lebanon, an economic development non-profit focused on supporting and growing outperforming entrepreneurs. Prior to Endeavor Tarek was co-founder and Managing Partner at MEVP, a Beirut-based venture capital fund, which invests in early stage opportunities in the Middle East. Before MEVP, at the Private Equity fund of Dubai International Capital (DIC), he invested in growth companies in the Middle East and Asia; he, in tandem, served on the investment committee of DIC`s ABAN.
Previously, he was a founding partner of Access Advisory, a London-based venture partner firm, geared at principal investors, and before that was part of Merrill Lynch’s Mergers and Acquisitions team in London. He also co-founded, built and exited two ventures in mobile content and automotive services in Mexico.
Tarek has a BS in Political Science and Economics from Georgetown University (USA), and an MBA from London Business School (England).