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The Management Team

Rabea Ataya
Founder and CEO, Bayt.com

Rabea Ataya is focused on providing employment opportunities for Middle Eastern youth by aiding in developing both the Internet and SME sectors in the region. He co-founded Gonabit.com, the region's first group purchasing site, InfoFort, the Middle East's first and leading records management company, and he serves on the board of several Middle Eastern startups.

Rabea also serves on the board of the Queen Rania Foundation which is focused on empowering youth through education in our region.

Rabea is a graduate of Stanford University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Engineering Economic Systems.

Rabea Ataya, Founder and CEO, Bayt.com

Akram Assaf
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Akram is responsible for directing technology strategy, software development, and product delivery at Bayt.com since inception.

Prior to co-founding Bayt.com, Akram had worked in consulting at Oracle and Andersen Consulting where he led the design, development and delivery of enterprise solutions to leading corporations and Middle Eastern governments.

Akram is a graduate of Jordan University with a BSc in Computer Science.

Akram Assaf, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Lama Ataya
Chief Marketing Officer

Lama heads the Marketing Department at Bayt.com and within that role is also responsible for content, community experience, CSR and corporate communications across the MENA region.

Lama has held varied roles in leading global financial services institutions in London, New York and Kuwait and just prior to Bayt.com was a VP Marketing, at a leading global asset management institution in London.

Lama has a BA/MA from Stanford University.

Lama Ataya, Chief Marketing Officer