About The Speaker
Managing Director of Facebook MENA. Ramez T. Shehadi is the Managing Director of Facebook for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He leads the commercial growth of Facebook and its expanding portfolio of apps, services and businesses across the region. Ramez brings extensive expertise in establishing, scaling and running regional and global lines of business and cross-industry portfolios for top-tier global consulting firms, most notably as Senior Partner and Managing Director of the MENA portfolio of Booz Allen Hamilton, Lead Partner of the MENA Digital Business & Technology practice of Booz & Company and Global Co-Lead of Booz Digital, among others. Ramez has always been passionate about social responsibility, actively supporting entrepreneurship and digital startups across the region as well as NGOs empowering communities in need. He serves on boards of leading global public, private and non-profit institutions and is a fellow and moderator of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Leadership Initiative. A native of Lebanon, Ramez holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and an MSc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.