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Mudassir Sheikha

Mudassir Sheikha

CEO and Co-Founder of Careem.

He grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, before graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in economics and computer science and then completing a masters degree in computer science at Stanford.

A career in tech started with Silicon Valley startup Brience, and then as a summer associate at Venture Finance group, working with seed-stage companies in the software and consumer Internet industry.

Mudassir then moved back to Pakistan and was part of the founding team of DeviceAnywhere, a company that was acquired by Keynote in 2008 before joining management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Dubai.

In 2012, he left to form a new company with ex-McKinsey colleague Magnus Olsson. The idea was not just to build a big business, but start one that would have a big impact, be meaningful, and with a mission to simplify and improve lives and create an awesome organisation that inspires. That became Careem.

Today Careem is the leading technology platform for the greater Middle East and is the region’s only tech unicorn, operating in more than 120 cities across 15 countries with more than 3500 colleagues and 1 million captains.

When not traveling, he is hanging out with Captains and giving engineers feedback on user interface.