Wael Ghonim

Former Head of Marketing - MENA

Google

Wael Ghonim is the head of Marketing in Google's Middle East and North Africa. He is responsible for driving the growth of Google products across MENA, evangelizing Internet and help growing the Arabic content online. Wael is an Internet expert who has been contributing significantly to the growth of the industry in the Arab world for the past 12 years.  Before joining Google, Wael was the GM of Mubasher.info. He started up the operation and led a team of more than a hundred professional to what became now the leading Arabic financial portal in the Middle East serving more than a million regional investors. Prior to that, he worked as the Marketing & Sales Manager for Gawab.com, and founded one of top visited Arabic websites in the region. Wael advised and consulted with many Internet portals and startups in MENA. His biggest passion is the Arabic language, and he works hard to add a significant value to over 350 million people living in the region. Wael received his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University, and holds an MBA from the American University in Cairo.