Yousef Shamoun


Yousef Shamoun is Co-founder of Akhtaboot (, the leading career network for the Levant and GCC region. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Canada in 2001. Upon graduating he worked as a Mechanical Engineer and then as a Senior Sales Engineer in one of the regional IT Companies in the Middle East. In 2006, Yousef completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a specialization in Entrepreneurship. Alongside Akhtaboot, Yousef also co-founded the Arabic card gaming website Jawaker ( in 2009.