SAMIH TOUKAN

Chairman at Jabbar Internet Group

Bio

Mr. Samih Toukan serves as Chief Executive Officer at Jabbar Internet Group. He also founded Maktoob.com Inc. In the year 2000, Mr. Toukan founded and became the Chief Executive Officer of Maktoob.com the world’s first Arabic email and largest Arab Online community with over 16 million users. Following the acquisition of Maktoob.com by Yahoo! he became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jabbar Internet Group (Jabbar.com) a group comprising several leading Internet companies including souq.com, ikoo.com, cashu.com, sukar.com, cobone.com, joob.com and tahadi.com. He has several years of experience with Andersen Consulting in technology consulting, systems development and Internet services. He co-founded Business Optimization Consultants in 1994 and Maktoob in 2000. On September 9, 2009, he received Al Hussein Medal for Distinguished Performance of the First Order from His Majesty King Abdullah II in recognition of his contribution to the IT and Telecommunications sector in Jordan and the region. From 2003 to 2005 , he was appointed by the Jordanian government as a Member of the Board of the Social Security Investment Fund (a fund of several billion Dollars). He serves as the Chairman of Jabbar Internet Group. He is an active Angel Investor, investing in several startups in the region. He also acts as a Mentor to several entrepreneurs. Mr. Toukan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of London and a Masters in Management and International Business from HEC University in France.