Ms. Ambar Amleh

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Ambar Amleh is the Chief Operating Officer for Ibtikar.

For the past four years, Ambar has been directly involved in supporting Palestinian entrepreneurs.  As the program manager for Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB), a Palestinian non-profit company focused on entrepreneurial development. Through PNB, Ambar organized the Celebration of Innovation, a Palestine-wide competition of entrepreneurs, and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a yearly, week-long celebration of entrepreneurship. Palestine’s first GEW, under Ambar’s management, was awarded the GEW Hosts’ Award, an award given by the over 150 global hosts to the campaign that best embodies the GEW spirit.

Ambar also negotiated a Strategic Alliance between PNB and Leaders Organization to support their Digital Entrepreneurship Programs, including the FastForward accelerator (the first startup accelerator in Palestine). Under this alliance, Ambar was responsible for the strategy and growth of these programs.

In past positions, Ambar has launched and managed donor-funded programs worth tens of thousands of dollars, including the Arab region-wide Arab Women’s Leadership Institute and the Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education. She also has experience in marketing and advertising, commercial banking and legislative affairs.

Ambar has an international MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Marketing degree from Arizona State University.