Board of directors

BILAL SHAMMOUT

Co-Founder & CEO

Inventor and leader.

After graduating with a Computer Science degree, enjoyed a long career of over 20 years with Microsoft both in the USA and the UAE. Worked on, and managed large teams of highly technical and non-technical individuals in numerous technical projects remotely across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Self taught in many diverse fields, with an insatiable passion for life-long learning and teaching.Improving the lives of future generations through education has a special place in my heart.

FADY ABDUL KHALEK

Co-Founder

Holding a degree in Computer Science, Fady has been working since 1998 in the Digital Learning industry.
Founder and Managing Director of IQUAD Learning Solutions, a successful regional Digital Learning Solutions company focusing on educational technologies.
Through his 23 years of experience in the Middle East region, Fady managed different organizations and was a pioneer in helping organizations implement and utilize the latest technologies in their capacity building and learning initiatives.
Demonstrating strong Business Development skills and a never-ending passion to innovate, he managed to consistently grow the company’s revenues year after year and spread its geographical reach in the MENA region.

CERINE KATTOURA

Co-Founder

Has a degree in Computer Science and very strong background in IT and Business operations.
Co-Founder and Director of Operations of IQUAD Learning Solutions, Cerine has a demonstrated history of working in the Digital Learning industry and in implementing and integrating different learning initiatives across the Middle East region for over 23 years.
With proven strong operations, skills in Negotiation, Learning Management, Team Building, Strategic Planning, and Business Development, she is managing a team of technical and non-technical individuals who are supporting corporates and Schools.

ADVISORS

BASEM ABU DAGGA

Financial Advisor

Over the past two decades, Basem’s drive for exhilarating challenges inspired him to take on regional roles across the GCC and North America in diverse sectors, but with an entrepreneurial drive fuelling his passion in Education. During his career, he was directly involved in exciting leadership, capital raising, PE / VC investments, operations, growth and executing strategy fully inspired in this challenging ecosystem. Basem invested and advised on deals worth of 300 M AED for private families, PE firms and other institutions. He was also active in the operational side advising on school improvements and development.
After graduating from London Business School with an EMBA in strategy and finance, Basem spent the second half of his career leading private equity and investment advisory initiatives to capitalize on his ability to originate transactions and raise capital as well as advise on investment strategy and operational execution, coupled with his extensive network and relations in the region. His entrepreneurial spirit stretching beyond a decade was a foundation to launch over 6 new ventures including The Learning Curve Holdings, The Health Care Network, Tharaa Capital, Aster Club Global Partners and Catalyzers, to name a few.
Basem has recently been an active Mentor, Judge and Speaker in various local and international conferences and forums with a focus on PE/VC Healthcare, Education, and Real Estate Investments. He has lived through many startups and understands their challenges and their affinity to disruption through differentiated business models with an agile, highly motivated and determined team.
Basem is fluent in Arabic, and English and is a Canadian national who is passionate about the environment and creating value. He is also a Certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer, who enjoys exploring the underwater world.

DR. SANAA SHEHAYEB

Academics Advisor

Dr. Sanaa has had a long journey teaching and developing mathematics curricula while establishing performance measurements for elective and certificate K-12 scholar, undergraduate and graduate courses. She has been enthroned as the head of the National Committee of Mathematics in Lebanon.

Her many responsibilities involve administrating national certificate exams, degree and postgraduate courses. She has organized numerous lectures and supervised graduate researches in different Lebanese universities. Sanaa is an expert in CERD for Math Education and Curriculum Development.

Several individual and collaborative educational articles and book chapters were published internationally before and while completing her PhD in Mathematics Education. These achievements did not stand in her way of being a community activist and a well-known high school principal; a position she’s held for nearly a decade.