President and Managing Director, E14 Fund; Co-founder and CEO, Wamda
 Habib Haddad

Summary

Habib Haddad is currently President and Managing Director of E14, the MIT Media Lab fund focused on early-stage companies based on the biggest ideas hatched at MIT. Prior to that he was Co-founder and CEO of Wamda, a platform of programmes and networks that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship ecosystems across the Middle East and North Africa region. Before Wamda he founded Yamli, a start-up focused on linguistics and the Arabic language. In 2012 he sold the technology to Yahoo! He was also the founding member of Mok3, a venture-backed MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory spin-off that developed an image-based modelling software. In 2013 he served as Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum council on entrepreneurship and currently sits on the Global Future Council on Systems and Platforms. In 2011 he was named as a top innovator under 35 by the MIT Technology review, and in 2009 he was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Communication Engineering from the American University of Beirut.