Elie Habib

Elie Habib is an experienced executive with over 25 years in public and private companies, international markets and the private equity sector. Elie is currently a venture partner with Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) and a VC consultant to the World Bank.

With Abraaj Capital (Dubai, Lebanon), Elie established and managed a $50 million private equity fund focused on investing and market development of high growth value companies in the Middle East region. Prior to that, he co-founded and led as a CEO a VC-backed startup that launched an innovative video delivery network until it was acquired in 2009.

From 2000 to 2006, Elie was SVP and GM at Nokia leading the Enterprise Security and Mobile Connectivity business unit, targeting solutions to Fortune 500 and Global 2000.

Previously Elie was a successful executive at Ramp Networks (acquired by Nokia), Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel) and Sun Microsystems. Elie is currently an active board director of several local and international mid-market private companies in various sectors of communication, media, analytics, cloud computing and SaaS. Elie is the co-founder and current board member of Lebnet the leading hi-tech Lebanese professional network in the US.