Food portal appoints Aramex boss to board
Dubai, May 28, 2013
Foodonclick.com, a leading online food delivery portal in the UAE, has appointed Fadi Ghandour, founder, vice chair and former CEO of Aramex, to the company’s Board of Directors.
Ghandour is renowned for leading Aramex, a global provider of logistics and transportation solutions, to global success as well as for his role in strengthening the entrepreneurial landscape in the Middle East.
Ghandour is also the founder of Mena Ventures Investments company - a $20 million fund with investments in more than 65 early stage internet and technology companies in the Mena region – and a founding partner in Maktoob, the Arab-English internet portal acquired by Yahoo!.
As a member of the Board of Directors, Ghandour will advise Foodonclick.com on their regional expansion plans and strategic direction. Foodonclick.com, which launched in the UAE in 2010, recently expanded to Qatar and Oman and aims to be in every Gulf country within the next two years.
Gokhan Akan, co-founder of Foodonclick.com said: “Fadi Ghandour is the first name that comes to mind when the word entrepreneurship is mentioned in the Mena region. It is not only Fadi’s strong credentials as a businessman but also his passion for entrepreneurship and innovation that make him the right fit for our business.”
“Fadi’s strong business acumen and understanding of the regional market will help us to have the right operational structure at the initial phase of our Middle East expansion. We are confident that having him on board will not only contribute to our regional growth but will also help us to become a global brand.”
Ghandour said: “The Middle East has a strong appetite for a business such as Foodonclick.com. This is owing to many factors, including the region’s socio-demographic profile, climatic conditions and its popular food delivery culture.”
“Its parent company, Yemeksepeti is a market leader in Turkey and Foodonclick.com aims to emulate Yemeksepeti’s growth in the Middle East. The company’s scalable and financially sustainable business model, which if combined with the potential of this market, will bring it strong business success,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service