Ambar Amleh is co-founder and chief operating officer of Palestine’s newest startup investment fund Ibtikar Fund, which fills a critical funding gap faced by Palestinian entrepreneurs between seed and VC.
For the past six years, Ambar has been directly involved in supporting Palestinian entrepreneurs. As the program manager for Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB), a non-profit company focused on entrepreneurial development, Ambar grew PNB from an idea into an established Palestinian institution. Through PNB, Ambar organized the yearly Celebration of Innovation, a Palestine-wide competition of entrepreneurs, and follow-up support for these entrepreneurs. She also organized a memorandum of understanding with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Ambar has an international MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Marketing degree from Arizona State University.