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Kezana is a global EdTech provider of software services, knowledge solutions, and research and collaboration tools for academicians, researchers, students, and avid readers of content emanating from the Middle East, Türkiye, Africa, Southeast and Southern Asia.
Mission ⇒ Purpose
To pursue excellence in academic and social research by building the largest multilingual academic databases designed to enable and democratize global access to research and stimulate intellectual discourse in or about the Emerging World. In undertaking this mission, we adhere to the highest standards of academic rigor, are guided by a concern for truth and social equality and seek to make a positive contribution to the development of individuals, institutions, and societies. We want to improve lives - enhance opportunities, experiences, and outcomes - and promote social participation to address local and global challenges.
We level the playing field for emerging world students and academics. We eliminate language biases and foster cross-cultural intellectual discourse and understanding. We enable the globalization of the emerging world research output and social development.
We have embarked on a digital transformation journey for nearly 20 years, transforming the education and academic research landscape of the Middle East and Africa, as a SAAS provider of digital resources and learning solutions in the region. In 2010 we launched our Core EdTech solutions, which by 2020 had grown to serve over 4.5 million students in 400 universities across 100 countries. The next phase of our journey is to scale to a global SAAS+Network to deliver our expert solutions, deep domain knowledge, cutting-edge technology, and services in order to impact 200 million academicians and researchers globally.
Leadership Team
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Mohamad (Mo)

Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder & CEO, Techknowledge GT
Co-Founder & CEO, Al Manhal
Co-Founder & VP International Sales, eBrary

MBA, Thunderbird

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Rany Al-Baghdadi

Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer

Co-Founder & President, Techknowledge GT
Co-Founder & VP Sales, Al Manhal

OPM, Harvard Business School

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Tommaso Sansoni

Chief Product & Technology Officer

VP Operations, Techknowledge GT
VP Operations, Al Manhal
R&D Manager, NoemaLife
R&D Manager, AGFA Healthcare (Italy)
Co-Founder & Product Manager, Era Scientific

Ph.D. Computer Science, University Bologna/Ferrara

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Varughese Samuel

Director, Financial Planning and Accounting

Director of Finance, Techknowledge GT
Director of Finance, Al Manhal
Financial Controller at G4 Group of Companies, UAE
Senior Auditor at Talal Abu Ghazaleh & Co International, Certified Public Accountants, UAE

Fellow Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Bachelor in Commerce with Honours in Accountancy, Utkal University

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Rehab Atef

Director, Content Development

Director of Content Development, Techknowledge GT
Director of Content Development, Al Manhal
Executive Editor for Medical Journals at The Egyptian National Scientific & Technical Information Network (ENSTINET)

BA in Commerce & MBA, Cairo University

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Sharmeen Mayet

Sr. Director, Marketing and Corporate Communication

Sr. Director of Marketing, Techknowledge GT
Senior Director of Customer Engagement & Experience at Wolters Kluwer, UK
Business Development & Marketing Manager at City & Guilds, UK

BA, University of Arts, London
Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

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