Abdallah Jabbour is a Digital Development Specialist at the World Bank, managing large investment projects and providing advisory services in telecom, entrepreneurship, digital skills, and digital government in the Middle East and Africa. Before joining the World Bank, he was the Managing Director of Lebanon for Entrepreneurs (LFE), an initiative created by prominent Lebanese diaspora organizations LIFE, LebNet, and SEAL to accelerate the development of the tech startup ecosystem in Lebanon. Abdallah is also a mentor to startups in the Middle East and the U.S., and a cofounder and Board member of Speed@BDD, a Beirut-based tech startup accelerator. Prior to his tenure at LFE, Abdallah worked at Oracle and Cisco in Silicon Valley, in roles that spanned software engineering, business development, business incubation, and corporate strategy. At Abraaj Capital in Dubai, Abdallah worked on early-stage investments in the tech sector, and helped launch Abraaj's technology seed fund. Abdallah holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut, a Master of Science from MIT, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He is fluent in Arabic, French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.