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Co-founder and co-CEO | eyewa

Mehdi Oudghiri

Mehdi is the co-founder and co-CEO at eyewa, the region’s leading dedicated eyewear omnichannel platform, which is now expanding into retail, setting up in new geographies across MENA and expanding its house brands.

Prior to co-founding eyewa, Mehdi was the MENA Managing Director at foodpanda, a global food delivery startup. During his three years there, Mehdi led the business operations and growth across the Middle East, building market leading brands such as HungerStation in Saudi Arabia and Otlob in Egypt.

Mehdi co-led foodpanda with Anass Boumediene, co-founder of eyewa, until the acquisition by Delivery Hero in December 2016.

With more than twelve years of startup, strategic and managerial experience, Mehdi has an in-depth understanding of the e-commerce and startup scene in the Middle East. Previously, Mehdi spent six years as a strategy consultant with Bain and Company in Dubai and as a Product Manager for Valeo in China, the French leading auto-parts manufacturer.

Mehdi holds an MBA from Stanford University, a Bachelor in Business from ESSEC Business School in Paris and a Bachelor in Management from Tongji University in Shanghai.