Bringing You Impact Hub Dubai...


When you become a Hubster, you become part of the team. At Impact Hub Dubai, your inspiration, innovation, and collaboration transforms walls, desks, and forums into your campus. Your place... your global platform for sustainable impact in the world.

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Your Team

Impact Hub has been brought to Dubai by the team listed below. If you see them around "on campus" or online, don't hesitate to reach out and say hi, thanks, or "I think the AC is too strong, can you turn it down?"*

*They probably won't turn it down themselves. But they might agree with you. And they will definitely point you towards one of your Community Hosts or someone else on this list, who might introduce you to someone else who also thinks the AC is too strong. After you and your new friend have bonded over wearing your Silicon-Valley-style hooded sweatshirts when it's 30 degrees outside, you'll probably realize that one of you is an engineer and the other loves to write and the guy walking by has this great idea and the gal sharing your desk has created an app that could... the rest will make start-up history.
Or at least, you'll make some new friends who care enough about their dreams to show up and do the work. And we could all use more people like that in our lives.


Aman Merchant

CEO and Co-Founder

Aman is a serial entrepreneur passionate about creating better futures through pioneering ideas & disruptive thinking. An Oxford & Stanford alum, he has launched and mentored nine & led three other ventures, mainly in education, across the Middle East & Asia over the last two decades.

Ann Marie Bumatay

Marketing & Admin Officer

Ann received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Entrepreneurship from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila in 2005. Ever since then, she has held multiple posts in prestigious organizations in the Philippines, Singapore, and now the UAE. Her friendly face and demeanor will welcome you to The Hub, and her vast knowledge will provide you with all the information you need.


Karlo Orehovec

Community and Operation Manger

Karlo graduated from Zagreb, Croatia in 2015 with a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. He worked as a Business Development Manager and Tour Guide before joining Impact Hub. Karlo manages the day to day operations at Impact Hub. He is a very social person and is passionate about traveling.


Oday Zaher

Project Associate

Oday is equipped with the engineering sense and passion for Entrepreneurship and after pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sharjah. Oday works as the Projects Associate at Impact Hub managing the creation of programs and projects inside and outside of Impact Hub Dubai.

Our Co Founders


Habib H.h. Al-Assaad


Habib is a pioneer in the field of Social Intrapreneurship, frontiering one of the tech industry's first social  business units in 2004. A proponent of the digital humanities and venture incubation for development, Habib is an alumnus of the 1st INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship program and a UN GAID member.


Marwan Chaar


Marwan is an entrepreneur with a focus on the energy industry. He is currently Senior Manager of Business Development at GlassPoint Solar.  Marwan holds a BS with High Honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Energy Systems from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Wissam Otaky


Currently a CFO in the internet space, Wissam previously spent 5 years with a large UAE based construction company as their Business Development Manager and Group Financial Advisor. A McGill graduate and CFA charter holder, Wissam also co-founded multiple startups in both Canada and the UAE, including an initiative that targeted eco/green engineering innovation in the region.