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Muhannad Ebwini

Co-founder and CEO Gate2play

Muhannad Ebwini, 34, is co-founder and CEO Gate2play, Muhannad has over 11 years of experience in the online, gaming, and payment industries, having successfully grow the business of OneCard, a leading regional alternative payment mechanism between 2004 and Feb 2010. During his tenure at OneCard, Muhannad has spearheaded the development of the online payment and eCommerce industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), working successfully with international and regional players, provide alternative payment solutions for them, assist and provide support in localizing them and adapting them to the MENA culture, as well as providing them with a suite of value-added services such as support centers and marketing.

Prior to joining OneCard, Muhannad worked at Maktoob, the leading regional portal recently acquired by Yahoo as the Business Development Manager of Mazad Maktoob, an online auction service that later morphed into Souq.com, and remains the leading online auction service in the MENA region. Prior to Maktoob, he held sales and marketing management positions at eSolution , a local web development company in Amman, Jordan.

Muhannad is a he is a certified eCommerce Consultant “CEC” and Project Manager eBusiness (PME), and holds an MBA in Management and International Business from NYIT and a Bsc in Computer Software Engineering from Pricess Sumayya University in Amman, Jordan.

He is on the Advisory Board of Dubai World Games Expo, the largest regional gaming exhibition, and on the gaming and media committee of the King Abdulla initiatives for Arabic Content in KSA.