Co-founder & Board Member

Elie Habib is the fund manager of Lebanon Growth Capital Fund, a member of the Abraaj Group. He established and lead an experienced team targeting equity investments in small and medium enterprises with significant growth potential, proven products or services and the capacity to expand regionally.

Prior to joining RED in April 2010, Habib co-founded a VC-funded startup called Vusion in Silicon Valley US in 2007 and served as its CEO and President until it was acquired in early 2009. Habib held several senior positions within Nokia most recently acting as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Security and Mobile Connectivity (Silicon Valley) business unit. Habib has also held executive positions at Ramp Networks, a Silicon Valley SMB networking company that achieved IPO and was acquired by Nokia in 2001. Earlier in his career, he held executive positions at Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel Networks). Habib has been an active angel investor, consultant and board member with several technology and media startups in the US and Lebanon.

In Lebanon he is involved with Endeavor, MIT Forum, Bader, Injaz and has been on numerous panels and speakers engagements with the World Bank, IEEE, Berytech, GEW, IDAL and many others.

Habib holds a M.S. in Computer Science from France and the US, and completed the Nokia Executive Program and the Stanford Executive Program.

Habib is a co-founder of LebNet and served as its president from 1999 to 2009.