Dr. Eyad Alkassar
"Why I joined Rocket is exactly the same reason why I did science, I want to do something that really makes a difference. I created my first company when I was still at high school. I am a true entrepreneur at heart, building companies is my passion. MEIG gave me the opportunity not just to build companies, but also to make the difference in the lives of people. There is so much potential in the Middle East, so many things to build, that I couldn't imagine to be anywhere else."Eyad grew up in Germany, where he earned a Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science from Saarland University. Before joining Rocket Internet as Managing Director of Middle East, Eyad worked as Senior Researcher in Computer Science. During his studies he was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation. Eyad is a co-founder of Namshi.com. In the fall of 2013, he became the Co-Founder of the Middle East Internet Group.