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Founders

Ami Dror

Ami Dror is the Co-Founder of Zaitoun Ventures and the Co-Founder and CEO of LeapLearner, a Shanghai-based education technology company that is developing a platform for cultivating self-learning and 21st century skills among students worldwide. Prior to starting Zaitoun Ventures and LeapLearner, Ami co-founded XPAND 3D, and led its growth into a global industry frontrunner with over 15,000 3D Cinema installations worldwide and millions of 3D consumer products sold annually. Additionally, he initiated the work on the first 3D-TV and also led the formation of a 3DTV licensing company, jointly owned by Sony, Samsung, XPAND and Panasonic. Ami played an integral role in the development of Amblyz that revolutionized the treatment of childhood amblyopia. Ami serves as a member of the board of directors of two public companies and several private companies. He holds a BSc in computer engineering from the Open University and is the co-founder of the China-Israel Innovation Fellowship, a Hong Kong based NGO that promotes global innovation. Ami is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and an active member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Forsan Hussein

Forsan is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Zaitoun Ventures. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jerusalem International YMCA and the Three Arches Company.  Forsan worked as an investment consultant for Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles.  A social entrepreneur at the age of 10, Forsan has created several international organizations that promote Middle East peace and foster regional cooperation.  Forsan currently serves on the advisory board of a number of startups, publicly traded companies, and several non-profits.  Forsan is a Kauffman Fellow for innovation investing (class 19), a Fellow at the Aspen Institute Middle East Leadership Initiative, and recently selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.  Forsan holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.