Kamel Al-Asmar

An unconventional geek with more than 13 years of experience in tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in MENA, obsessed with data technology, community building, and creating opportunities; currently working on that with Hub71: Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem.

Formerly, Director of Community & Data Management and Head of Communications & Community Engagement between Amman, Beirut, and Dubai at Wamda: the leading enabling platform for entrepreneurs in the MENA region; Founder, Nakhwah: the first development & volunteerism network for the Arab world; Founder of Ideation Box, which provided leading organizations in MENA with impact communication solutions.

Active involvement in entrepreneurship, volunteerism & social entrepreneurship; working closely with youth to spread a culture of proactive citizenship, critical thinking & social responsibility.


Takreem Young Entrepreneur


Ashoka Fellowship


Forbes 30 under 30 - Social Entrepreneur


King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation & Achievement

Professional Experience

2019 - Present

Community & Data Management


A global tech ecosystem located in the heart of Abu Dhabi that brings together key enablers for startups to succeed

2014 - 2019

Director Community & Data Management


Wamda accelerates entrepreneurship ecosystems throughout the MENA region

2009 - 2016

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Arab World's First Development & Volunteerism Network

2009 - 2016

Founder & Communication Strategist

Ideation Box

Helped organizations and companies in establishing and advancing their outreach and communication approaches

2007 - 2009

Full-stack Developer


An online career network

Class of 2007

B.Sc. Computer Science

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Board Memberships

Honored to be working with change makers across the MENA region by mentoring, serving as an advisory board member, or a selection committee members with several organizations

Talks & Panel Discussions

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