Our team

Hamdi Tabbaa

Is the co-founder and CEO of Abwaab. Previously, he was the General Manager at Uber for MENA in the Levant & GCC. Under his leadership, he grew the business in several multiples over 4+ years and worked with the government to pass ridesharing regulations in Jordan, the first of their kind across the region. Before that, he established the specialty grocery store Dukkan, becoming one of the first in Jordan to introduce organized retail at a neighborhood level. He sold the business 6 years in, after hitting USD 15+M in revenues. Hamdi has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics in Real Estate Economics and Finance and a bachelor’s degree from King’s College London in Business Management.

Hussein Al-Sarabi

Is the co-founder and CTO of Abwaab. With 10 years of experience in tech and entrepreneurship under his belt, he currently leads a team of multiskilled engineers at the company. Previously, he was the CTO of MyRelated, a startup focusing on intelligent Arabic content recommendation using AI and machine learning. Before that, he served as the director of technology and product development at Mawdoo3.com, the world’s largest Arabic-content website. Hussein is currently pursuing a master’s degree in interactive artificial intelligence from Georgia Tech University and holds both an MBA from the German Jordanian University and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Princess Sumaya University for Technology.

Sabri Hakim

Is the co-founder & COO of Abwaab. A seasoned entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the startup world, he joined Careem in 2015 as general manager for the Levant. During his tenure, he built Careem’s Levant operations from the ground up, supporting tens of thousands of drivers and over a million customers. In 2018, he was awarded Careem’s "Boldest General Manager.” Previously, he helped co-found “Jeeran," an intel-backed company with a team of 70 people and annual advertising revenue of $1.5M USD, serving as the director of its community team across seven countries. In 2010, he built and exited his first venture “Talasim”.