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Bassam El Khoury,

Bassam’s professional track record spans 15 years of international experience in management consulting, startup development and innovation. He assumed senior strategic and operational roles in various geographies including the US, the Middle East and Africa.

From 2017 to 2022, he was the founder of EXP Consulting FZE, a technology and management consulting company focused on strategy and digital transformation. He advised senior governmental officials on topics related to national competitiveness and led an effort across various private sector and government departments to initiate the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi’s trade/logistics ecosystem. From 2015 to 2017 he set up and managed the innovation practice at Tecom Group (Dubai Holding) and led the implementation of key initiatives to enable an entrepreneurial ecosystem. From 2012 to 2015 he launched e-commerce start-ups in MENA and Francophone West Africa, some with the backing of the Rocket Internet incubator which funded a number of today’s leading internet businesses. Prior to that, he worked as a senior consultant at McKinsey & Co. in their New York and Dubai offices.

Bassam launched delfr.com, an educational platform for teaching the technical foundation of crypto-currencies and publishing contributions to the field.


  • Business and Innovation Strategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Decentralized finance and crypto-assets


•MBA Harvard Business School.

•Masters in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.

•Visiting researcher in Robotics Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

•Bachelor in Computer Eng’g and Minor in Mathematics, American University of Beirut

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