fouad

Fouad Jeryes

oasis500

Fouad is an early entrepreneur who continues to work and invest in the Middle Eastern Technology scene; particularly in Jordan. A business technologist by education, Fouad was Director of Technology & Analytics at Open Insights LLC. and has offered technical as well as strategic consulting to top tier telecom, software & internet giants such as Google, Microsoft, Verizon & others. He also served as “Chief Rascal” (product & business development manager) at Arabic social entertainment portal, d1g.com. Additionally, he was part of the team that started up Jordan’s first technology accelerator and incubation program, Oasis 500, where he built and grew the mentor & angel investor networks. Later, to capitalize on the efforts in the Jordanian eco-system, Fouad initiated and co-founded a high impact, free and open, monthly tech gathering titled Amman Tech Tuesdays (AmmanTT) that has drawn in over 30,000 engineers, entrepreneurs, students, business people and everyday enthusiasts over the course of its operation so far. All with the aim of encouraging open knowledge exchange and advancing the region’s tech sector. Fouad is currently pursuing new projects that solve pains and enable payments and commerce space throughout MENA.

Alongside his own projects, Fouad has enjoyed dabbling into the media space and launched “TechTech” an Arabic tech blog & TV program that airs on satellite TV.