Mrs. Ambar Amleh

Chief Operating Officer

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

Ambar has over 12 years of experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, communications, and program management.

Prior to launching Ibtikar, Ambar managed the Digital Entrepreneurship Programs at Leaders Organization, including Palestine’s first accelerator, FastForward, and eZone, a space dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs through trainings, consultation, and a physical space from which to work.

As Director of Palestine for a New Beginning, a Palestinian non-profit company she helped launch, Ambar organized the Celebration of Innovation, a Palestine-wide competition of entrepreneurs. Ambar also attracted Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) to Palestine, 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.

In past positions, Ambar has launched and managed donor-funded programs worth hundreds 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, strategic communications, commercial banking, and governance and legislative affairs.

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