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Zahi Khouri

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Palestinian National Beverage Company
2015 Business for Peace Honouree

A businessworthy leader investing in a better future for Palestine

Zahi W. Khouri, a Palestinian-American born in Jaffa, Palestine is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The National Beverage Company, the Coca- Cola exclusive licensee for Palestine. He holds a number of executive positions and board memberships including the Chairman of Jerusalem Development and Investment Co (Jedico), and serves as Board Member of Palestine Development & Investment Co (Padico).

Mr Khouri holds the position of Chairman in NGO Development Center in Jerusalem (NDC) and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dar Al Kalima College in Bethlehem.

Mr Khouri is a recipient of the Oslo Business for Peace Award 2015, and the merit of the “Cavaliere” from the Republic of Italy. He is a key founder and general partner of the first innovation fund in Palestine, the Ibtikar Fund. He received an M.BA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) and an M.Sc in Engineering from the Technische Hochschule.