Zahi Khouri

Zahi W. Khouri, a Palestinian- American born in Jaffa, Palestine is the Founder, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The National Beverage Company (the Coca-Cola exclusive licensee for Palestine). Mr. Khouri is an active Middle East businessman and holds a number of executive positions and Board Memberships including the Chairman of Intram Investments Inc. in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Khouri serves as Board Member of Palestine Telecommunication Company (Paltel).

Mr. Khouri holds the position of Chairman in NGO Development Center in Jerusalem (NDC) and the Chairman of Dar Al Kalima University in Bethlehem.
He was an Executive Board Member of the Olayan Group and CEO of the Olayan Saudi Holding Co. in Saudi-Arabia and USA for over 20 years. Moreover, Mr. Khouri was Paltel Excom Chairman from 1/2001 till 5/2004 and Jawwal Chairman from 25/3/2001 till 9/3/2005. Mr. Khouri is a recipient of the Business for Peace Award 2015 in Oslo, Norway and the merit of the “Cavaliere” from the Republic of Italy. He is also a finalist in the Global Thinkers Forum for 2017 and is a key founder and general partner of the first innovation fund in Palestine, the Ibtikar Fund.
Mr. Khouri received an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), Fontainebleau, France and an MSc in Engineering from the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart, Germany. He ended his high school studies at the IC/AUB in Beirut, Lebanon.
Mr. Khouri is a General Partner and Investment Committee member in Ibtikar Fund, LP (Ibtikar Fund I).

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