Amir Hegazi is a life-long entrepreneur, with over 15 years of startup, tech, e-commerce, and digital media experience. He is the Managing Partner of intoMENA Group (www.intomena.com), a consulting firm that helps international companies do business into the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).
Prior, Amir was the Director of Marketplace at Souq.com, the region’s largest e-commerce platform (recently acquired by Amazon.com), where he helped build its marketplace from the ground up to account for a sizable portion of overall sales volume.
He is also one of the early pioneers of digital media in the region, having launched the largest online TV network in the Arab world at such companies as JumpTV and Talfazat. He has advised on developing tech startups, startup ecosystems, go-to-market, and e-commerce strategies for ministers, policymakers, CEO’s, and entrepreneurs.
Amir is the Author of Amazon.com bestsellers Ecosystem Arabia: The Making of a New Economy & Startup Arabia: Stories and Advice of Top Tech Entrepreneurs in the Arab World, which was recognized as one of the top global startup books to read in 2020 and 2019 respectively.
Amir is passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and promoting the startup ecosystem in the Arab world. Amir is Egyptian-American. He grew up in Los Angeles and New York City and has been living, working, and traveling to MENA since 2005.
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