AstroLabs Leadership Team

Louis Lebbos

Louis Lebbos

Founding Partner

Louis is Founding Partner of AstroLabs, an organization on a mission to create a thriving tech ecosystem in MENA.

AstroLabs launched MENA’s only Google partnered tech hub, hosting tech entrepreneurs from across the world in Dubai and delivers classes focused on teaching digital skills through AstroLabs Academy.

Before starting AstroLabs, Louis co-founded Namshi, an e-commerce portal for the Middle East, where he led the marketing, onsite experience, and human resources teams. Before Namshi, Louis was a consultant at the Dubai office of McKinsey & Company, focusing on growth strategy projects. Previously, Louis was part of the general management development program at a US Fortune 200 multinational.

He is passionate about economic development, social enterprise, technology, and seeing people succeed beyond their expectations. Louis studied for his electrical engineering degree at North Carolina State University and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Muhammed Mekki

Muhammed Mekki

Founding Partner

Muhammed is a Founding Partner at AstroLabs, the region’s premier tech learning community. AstroLabs operates a network of three spaces in the UAE and Saudi Arabia with over 120 resident companies building innovative technologies. AstroLabs Academy delivers a variety of practical training courses on topics related to digital business.

Prior to AstroLabs, Muhammed co-founded Namshi, now one of the largest ecommerce companies in the MENA region. Muhammed is a former McKinsey & Company strategy consultant with clients across the GCC.

Muhammed received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Roland Daher

Roland Daher

Chief Operating Officer

Roland is the COO (Chief Operating Officer) at AstroLabs.

Prior to AstroLabs, Roland was the Head of Dubai 100, the first digital health accelerator in Dubai and the MENA region. Over 2 years, he helped run 3 cohorts in Dubai and Shanghai with 18 startups from the UK, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, China, Singapore and Argentina.

Roland also was a Founding Member and Head of Business Development for Wamda, one of MENA’s largest tech entrepreneurship platforms.

Roland has an MBA from London Business School and a BS in Computer Engineering.

Ahmad Abugosh

Ahmad Abugosh

Director of Marketing & Learning Programs

Ahmad is the Director of Marketing & Learning Programs at AstroLabs. He handles all marketing, running of academy programs and tech systems at AstroLabs.

Ahmad graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from the American University of Sharjah in 2011, and has been Google Certified (in Analytics & Adwords) since 2012. Since then, he has worked at MBC, Namshi (Rocket Internet) and a digital agency in Dubai (RBBi, where he worked on Analytics and BI setups for some of the largest organizations in the region). His professional expertise is in Analytics, Digital Marketing, Fullstack Web Development and Tech Workshops.

By combining his technical knowledge and experience with his passion to contribute to the learning and development of others, Ahmad makes sure that AstroLabs course offerings are both technically relevant, and provide lasting real-world value for all who take them.

Saad AlJabr

Saad AlJabr

KSA Director of Operations

Saad is the KSA Director of Operations at AstroLabs.

Saad has an entrepreneurial background where he founded multiple ventures in eCommerce, Real Estate, and Trading. Prior to that, Saad worked 3+ years in leading financial & management consulting firms with exposure on multiple industries.

Saad has passion for supporting entrepreneurs and capability development. Saad holds a BA in Finance from King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals.

 Mohtab Arabiat

Mohtab Arabiat

Head of Digital Development

Head of Digital Development at AstroLabs, Mohtab is an early adopter with a passion for digital storytelling.

With over 11 years of experience in digital marketing, Mohtab brings to the table the practical knowledge and experience that led to the success of over 35 of the top brands in the MENA region.

His experience at agencies such as FP7 and Starcom gave him the opportunity to work with some of the top industry leaders in a number of sectors such as telecom, FMCG, QSR, and banking, among others.

Charles Viron

Charles Viron

Operations Manager

Chaz is one of the first person to greet you at AstroLabs, and always with a big smile.

He leads the Dubai Community and Operations Team. He’s well-known in the space for planning fun gatherings and he’s always around when you need him.

With an extensive background in operations and events, Chaz is as detail-oriented, resourceful and organized as they come. He makes certain that every AstroLabs member receives an extraordinary experience from onboarding to work environment.

Linda Saab

Linda Saab

Business Development Manager

Linda leads business development and growth. She’s constantly on the lookout for new outstanding founders and teams making it happen.

Linda has a long track record that goes back to the early days of the internet ecosystem in MENA with GoNabit, later acquired by LivingSocial.

With an extensive international experience, Linda has a perfect command of 4 languages, has produced her own entertainment TV segment in Hollywood and is a certified personal fitness trainer.

Josh Natividad

Josh Natividad

Operations Coordinator

Josh is our Operations Coordinator who assists companies, startups and entrepreneurs build a name in the MENA region and help manage our Co-working Space in Dubai.

Before joining the AstroLabs team, Josh spent 9 years as a Manager for an International Banking & Finance company servicing the U.S. and Singapore. After extensive work experience in a corporate environment with background on collections/sales management, and customer service, Josh now helps AstroLabs market their products and services and ensuring 100% client satisfaction for the members in our community.