Board of Directors

Hanan Abdel-Meguid

Hanan Abdel-Meguid

Hanan is CEO of OTVentures, a fully-owned Orascom Telecom subsidiary founded to lead the digital world in the online and mobile spheres and operating across more than 17 countries. In 1996, she joined LINKdotNET, largest Internet Solutions Provider in the Region where, as Chief Solution Officer, she contributed immensely to the company’s success and growth, becoming a “star” company and an Egyptian start-up success story.

Hanan went on to become the CEO of LINKdotNET’s software development spin-off firm, LINK Development, now Egypt’s foremost software & services company and international player in the software development domain.

Her 25+ years of experience in the IT field, together with the desire to sustain and grow talent, led to her involvement in the establishment of various communities and projects that promote growing Egyptian talent, as well as inspire young developers and promote knowledge sharing outside of business.

Hanan is an active member in many academic and business alliances and associations in Egypt.

Charles Beeler

Charles Beeler

Charles is a co-founder and General Partner at Icon Venture Partners, an early-stage, enterprise technology-focused venture capital firm. Charles has been an early-stage investor in technology startups for over 15 years, having spent the twelve years prior to founding Icon as a General Partner at El Dorado Ventures.

In addition to Joyent, Charles’ current investments include Atlantis Computing, Coupa Software and SwiftStack. His prior investments include Compellent Technologies, NuSpeed Internet Systems, Persistence Software, Quiver and Telaxis, among others.

Charles sits on the editorial advisory board of ACM's Queue Magazine and is Chairman of the Camp Chippewa Foundation. Charles received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College.

Khaled Bichara

Khaled Bichara

Khaled is co-CEO of Accelero Capital investment and management group, a firm focused on telecommunication and related media and technology. He has played a pivotal role in the investment, merger, or start up of several companies and brings a wealth of experience in both telecommunication and information technology.

Khaled served as Group President and Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom Ltd. and Group Executive Chairman of Orascom Telecom Holding from 2010 to 2011. He oversaw the $6.6 billion merger of VimpelCom with Wind Telecom S.p.A, to create the world's sixth largest telecommunications carrier. In 2009 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Orascom Telecom Holding. He was previously COO of Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., where he led a successful turnaround in three years.

Prior to joining Wind, he was the cofounder, Chairman and CEO of LINKdotNET, the largest private ISP in the Middle East.

Mr. Bishara earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the American University in Cairo where he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

Don Listwin

Don Listwin

Don is founder and chairman of Canary Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted exclusively to early detection of cancer. A 30-year veteran of the technology industry, Don was CEO of Openwave Systems from 2000 to 2004 and held senior executive positions at Cisco Systems between1990 and 2000. Don currently serves as Chairman on the board of directors of Calix Networks, Clustrix, Genologics, Teradici and Stratos Bioscience. He has previously served on the public company boards of E-Tek, Isilon, JDS Uniphase, Openwave, Redback Networks, Software.com, and TIBCO. Don is a consulting professor at Stanford University in the School of Medicine and serves on the National Cancer Institutes’ Board of Scientific Advisors. A native of Canada, Listwin holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Saskatchewan.

Rob Rueckert

Rob Rueckert

Rob is Director of Venture Investments at Intel Capital, joining the company in 2001. Prior, Rob spent 10 years in the software industry, 5 years as an engineer / CTO and an additional 5 years as a software consultant with Arthur Andersen. Rob has a BS in Information Systems from Brigham Young University and a MBA from the University of Chicago.

Henry Wasik

Henry Wasik

Henry joins Joyent from Dell (Force10 Networks), where he served as President and CEO prior to its acquisition by Dell. Force10’s focus was on high performance networking equipment for data centers and had built a foundation of 1500 customers in over 90 countries. Under Henry’s leadership, the company experienced ten-fold growth to $200M in annual revenues through a combination of organic growth and strategic M&A. Force10 successfully won key network deployments with 8 of the top 10 web and cloud based service providers through its focus on leading edge technology and best in class customer support.

Prior to Force10, Henry served as senior vice president of the Voice Networks & Applications Software and Solutions businesses for Alcatel. In this role he had global product line responsibility with multiple R&D and support teams worldwide with total staff over 1000 and annual revenues in excess of $700M.

In Henry’s more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, he has played key roles in startup companies such as Mostek and InteCom, as well as larger players such as DSC Communications and then Alcatel. Always with a focus on innovation, Henry has successfully led teams to introduce new products for the global technology industry including Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), softswitches and media gateways, Signal Transfer Points (STPs), Home Location Registers (HLRs), ultra high performance switch routing solutions, and other communications software and access infrastructure products. His academic training includes a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

David Young

David co-founded Joyent in 2004, and served as CEO until May 2012. Joyent has evolved into the high-performance cloud infrastructure for today's demanding real-time web and mobile applications. Prior to Joyent, David worked at Moody’s Investor Service (1989-1999) in the Structured Finance, International, and Digital Media groups as General Manager and corporate Vice President and was co-founder and CTO of manageStar (2000-2004), an enterprise services management software company whose customers included TimeWarner, Sodexho, and Global Signal. David was the principal architect of manageStar’s Harmony platform for service delivery and managed a team of 80+ developers in San Francisco and Bangalore, India. David holds a BA in Classics (Greek), cum laude, from Indiana University.