Rami Al Karmi
CEO - Ahli Fintech & Chief Innovation Officer at Jordan Ahli Bank
Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai Mentor
Rami is a proud geek, investor, executive coach, and advisor. He is the chief innovation officer at Jordan Ahli Bank and CEO of Ahli FinTech the 1st Bank fully owned financial technologies company and fintech accelerator in the middle east.
Rami is a mentor at 500 Startups, chairman at arcoten, Octonius.com, executive vice chairman at startup factory Pixel & Theory, member of the board at Al Raed Arabi School, and member of the advisory board of WAKE International in San Francisco.
On his mission to activate startup and innovation ecosystems he was Advisor at ZAIN Jordan’s CEO Office where he institutionalized the 1st Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility (CER) division, designed and lead ZAIN Innovation Campus – ZINC, lead interventions with Qatar Development Bank’s Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), Digital&Beyond powered by ooredoo, N2V Labs, FastForward Palestine and Venture Lab at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology KAUST.
Rami founded his 1st startup at the age of 19, he holds an Electrical Engineering degree from University of Jordan, and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at HAAS UC Berkeley, and “The Leading for the future”, and “The Leading, Organizing for Action” Executive Programs at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Senior Executive Education Program at UC San Diego. Rami is a passionate advocate of the Lean Startup movement and is a regular judge, mentor & keynote speaker at the region’s important entrepreneurship & technology events. He designed and produced a number of events and interventions in this space including the THINKZINC speaker series, LeanStartupProgram, BackToStartupBasics, and his popular snapchat AskMeAnything #Entrepreneurship #Investment daily segment in simple Arabic language no lingo.