Nidal is a leader in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s entrepreneurship sector, building ecosystems and helping thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to build successful companies. He’s created acclaimed acceleration programs and invested in numerous startups at Oasis 500, the region’s leading seed fund and business accelerator. As managing partner at South Point, Nidal supports exceptional growth-stage tech companies through his know-how, access to networks and capital-raising efforts.

Nidal is helping to build the corporate innovation system for one of the region’s largest telecom operators. He’s also working with leading public and private sector organizations to develop an ‘ecosystem approach’ to advancing entrepreneurship in Jordan and other MENA countries. Previously, he was a director at Jordan’s Ministry of ICT where he partnered with global technology firms. He was a pioneer in building the country’s booming tech sector and helped establish Jordan as an offshore contact center hub.

He’s known for his unwavering belief in the limitless potential of entrepreneurs and social justice along with his wry sense of humor. And, if you happen to call him after hours, you’re guaranteed to be treated to the sounds of kids playing soccer, jujitsu, swimming and all the crazy stuff that his three wonderful children rope him into.