About Vapulus

Vapulus simplifies online shopping experiences and increases conversion rates. The easiest way to shop and pay online and in stores, we adhere to strict international data security standards for stress-free shopping and secure payments. Vapulus works B2B enabling organisations to accept payments from consumers and providing access to various customer acquisition and loyalty tools. Our goal at Vapulus is to give consumers and organisations greater financial freedom and more choice.

Our Vision

Vapulus- The Premier Choice

Organisations of every size choose Vapulus to accept consumer payments, manage loyalty programs, and administer customer acquisition projects. Provide superior services and functionality, while improving everday life globally through innovation and technology.
Our Mission

Global Leaders in Payment Processing

To become global leaders in the payment processing industry. To build and support online financial and customer relationship infrastructure for organisations from public companys to new startups.

Core Team

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Abdelrahman Elsharawy

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Abdelrahman Elsharawy is a skilled marketing research analyst, statistician, and consultant. Since his graduation in 2008 from the University of Washington with honors and a Master’s in Marketing Management, Elsharawy has worked as a research manager for several high-profile business giants including Ipsos Market Research and Dubai Properties. He last worked as the Associate Director for Nielsen before founding Vapulus in 2016. In addition to his corporate marketing background, the consulting specialist is a certified trainer for the International Marketing Certification and author of The Ultimate Marketing Toolbox, a textbook for professionals.

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Amy ElMahalawy

Marketing and Customer success, Co-Founder

Abdelrahman Amy Elmahalawy Graduated from Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, Amy has a total media sector experience of 8 years, handling the business development department for leading media suppliers in Egypt such as (Promo media- Presentation Sports Media- Leo Media- Mega FM). Amy handled leading roles as a Marketing Director in major market players Media Agencies side like (Fortress- Fabrica- BlueLine). Elmahalawy will hold the position of Marketing Director to lead our efforts in raising awareness and set the right media, PR and digital strategy both locally and regionally in Vapulus.

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Khaled Gad

Mobile App Developer, Co-Founder

Khaled Gad is a mobile app specialist with over 5 years of experience in software development. He specializes in app creation for iOS and Android and worked as a freelancer from 2014 until co-founding Vapulus in 2016. Khaled is a graduate of Al Azhar University in Cairo, where he studied mathematics until 2006..

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Islam Mousa

Chief Technical Officer, Co-Founder

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Islam Mousa is an experienced software engineer and holds a degree in Computer Science from Benha University, where he graduated in 2006. He has worked in software engineering and development for over 13 years, with a focus on mobile apps. Prior to co-founding Vapulus, Islam was the technical team leader for Nahdet Misr publishing group and a senior full-stack developer at EMgd.

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Mostafa Elshahawy

Senior Social Media Manager

Mostafa is graduated from Modern Academy Mostafa is graduated from Modern Academy “Bachelor's degree in computer science. He is a Social Media professional for 7+ years of experience in Social media management, Digital marketing and branding. Mostafa can implement effective Social media Strategies at local and global level, He worked as a social media team leader in MBC GROUP, as he managed and handled the localized Egyptian content for MBC formats. Managed the MBC1 Biggest breast cancer awareness campaign, he is highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with current and future customers.

Board of Directors

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Abdelrahman Elsharawy

CEO. Board Director

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Tarek Mufleh Akel

Board Director

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Askhat Issayev

Board Director

Investors

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Tarek Mufleh Moh’d Akel, MBA

As founder and CEO of AZ Investment Company, Tarek specialized in financial and investment consulting. He held positions such as CEO of Al Rajhi Bank in Jordan, manager of Arab Banking Corporation in Bahrain, and the Deputy CEO of Arab Banking Corporation also in Jordan. Plus, he worked as a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch in Bahrain and an investment analyst at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank). Tarek holds an MBA majoring in finance and banking, a master’s in economics, and a bachelor’s degree in international economics.

Ala Awni Musa Al Saket, MBA, BSc.

Ala co-owns and works as the Head of Projects at Industrial Construction Company (ICC). ICC is an electro-mechanical construction company that specialises in the erection of industrial projects ranging from industrial plants to pipelines and power stations. ICC operates mainly in Jordan but can complete projects throughout the Middle East. Ala sits on the board as a Business Development Manager at Alia Group. He also develops and implements renewable energy projects in the MENA region as EPC. Ala holds an MBA and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Operations from the University of Michigan, USA.

Azzam Wasfi Darwish Annab, MBA, MSc.

Azzam has over 30 years of cross-sectoral experience in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and US markets. Azzam’s career spans decades in finance/banking & as a founder, managing partner, board member and investor in finance, construction chemicals, commodities, real estate, logistics, pharmaceuticals and business information solutions. He is currently an advisory board member at Ainstein/StockSmart, a board member at Al-Faiha for Engineering Products & AlSawmala and heads the Strategic Alliance Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) - Jordan Chapter. Azzam holds an MBA and MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

500 Startups

The venture capital firm 500 Startups is on a mission to back the most talented entrepreneurs in the world. They help companies like Vapulus create a successful organisation at scale and support global thriving ecosystems. As one of the most active venture capital firms in the world, their 5 global funds and 15 thematic funds are dedicated to specific vertical and geographic markets. The 500 Startups Seed Accelerator Programs emphasize customer acquisition, digital marketing, lean practices during startup, and fundraising. They further support Vapulus with educational programs, conferences, events, and global partnerships.

Foras AlMasriya for Investment & Marketing

Foras AlMasriya establishes and operates hotels, motels, hotel apartments and suites, and tourism resorts, plus complementary or related services, entertainment, sports, commercial or cultural activities. This includes activities such as real estate investment, tourism management, and project feasibility studies plus the associated marketing. They also prepare the economic, engineering and technological studies for these projects and the general trading and distribution of the legally allowed items. The owners of Foras AlMasriya are Saleh Abdullah Mohamed Kamel, Shaly Attia Shaly Al Gedaani, Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan Al Mesbahy, and Saleh Ali Abdulrahman AlTurki.

Shan for Real Estate Investment and Development

Shan provides project management except for hotel management. They offer consultation services in all fields except as stipulated in article 27 of capital market law and its executive regulations. That is nothing related to the stock market, legal consultation, the studies and consultation pertaining to assessment on occasion of capital increase and acquisition, and financial consultations concerning securities for companies in this field. The owners of Shan are Safaa Abd El moanem Abu El Soud, Hadeel Saleh Abdallah Kamel, Assel Saleh Abdallah Kamel, and Nadeer Saleh Abdallah Kamel.

Najeh Mah’d Saleh Abu Alzien

Najeh has over 25 years of experience in media and communication. As an owner and publisher of Karamanews, an online news agency, he cultivates a large network of relationships with many of the political and community leaders in the country. Najeh actively participates in political analysis, problem-solving and forecasting in the ever-changing dynamic political and economic environment in the region. Najeh’s expertise combines to manage media programs, understand market requirements, and identify audience interests. He takes a hands-on, realistic approach to critical analysis. This is coupled with his ability to adapt to the drastic changes in communication patterns due to the internet and social media.

Askhat Issayev, Ph.D., MBA, MA

Askhat is the active sitting CEO at both Business Inform and Business Insight corporations. At the Ministry of Foreign Economic Affairs he sat as the Head of Conjuncture and Prices Division. Askhat earned a Ph.D. from the Moscow University of Energy, an MBA from the International Academy of Business and an MA from Kuibyshev Polytechnic University.

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