Mr. Zahi W. Khouri

Board Member

Zahi W. Khouri, a Palestinian- American born in Jaffa, Palestine is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The National Beverage Company (the Coca-Cola exclusive licensee for Palestine). Mr. Khouri is an active Middle East businessman and holds a number of executive positions and Board Memberships including the Chairman of Jerusalem Development and Investment Co (Jedico), and Intram Investments Inc. in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Khouri serves as Board Member of Palestine Development & Investment Co (Padico), the largest Palestinian holding Co. and Palestine Telecommunication Company (Paltel). In the UAE, Mr. Khouri is a Board member of Rasmala Holding Co.

Mr. Khouri holds the position of Chairman in NGO Development Center in Jerusalem (NDC) and the Chairman of Dar Al Kalima College in Bethlehem.

Mr. Khouri was an Executive Board Member of the Olayan Group and CEO of the Olayan Saudi Holding Co. in Saudi-Arabia and USA for over 20 years. Moreover, Mr. Zahi Khouri was Paltel Excom Chairman from 1/2001 till 5/2004 and Jawwal Chairman from 25/3/2001 till 9/3/2005.

Mr. Khouri is a recipient of the Business for Peace Award 2015, Oslo, Norway and the merit of the “Cavaliere” from the Republic of Italy. He is also a finalist in the Global Thinkers Forum for 2017. He is a key founder and general partner of the first innovation fund in Palestine, the Ibtikar Fund.

Mr. Khouri received an M.B.A. from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), Fontainebleau, France and an M.Sc. in Engineering from the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart, Germany. He ended his high school studies at the IC/AUB in Beirut, Lebanon.

Mr. Khouri is fluent in Arabic, English, French, German and Spanish.