Partner and Head of Middle East and North Africa - Lancor

  • Publish date: Monday، 03 October 2022

Ned Jaroudi is a seasoned executive with 30 years’ experience of successfully launching and leading lines of business, building high-performing teams, and driving culture change for startups, tech multinationals, family firms, and government in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He currently leads Lancor’s practice in the Middle East and North Africa, working on executive and board searches for regional scale-ups and corporates as well as international companies looking to expand in the region, with a strong focus on technology, media, telecom and private equity. 

Prior to joining the firm, he assumed leadership roles with private and public sector organizations like AWS, Intel, CA Technologies, UAE Prime Minister’s Office, and Expo 2020 Dubai, where he established and ran sales, marketing, channel, and innovation divisions across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He also worked at exited startups in the US and the Middle East, and launched the first international incubator in MENA, in partnership with the Dubai Future Foundation. 

A strong believer in education and entrepreneurship as engines for socio-economic development, he continues to mentor high-impact startups, under-represented founders, and community networks. He has thus served as founding Board Member, United Nations ICT Arab Task Force; Board Member, Young Arab Leaders; founding President, Stanford UAE Alumni Club; Executive Committee Member, INSEAD UAE NAA; and Steering Committee Member, in5 Tech Innovation Centre. 

Ned holds an M.S. from Stanford University, a B.S. from Northeastern University, and an Executive Education Certificate in Management from INSEAD. A frequently requested industry speaker and media authority, he has hosted an ‘Internet Education’ radio show in the UAE and is a contributor to books such as ‘Ecosystem Arabia’. He is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.

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