Meet the Team

Meet the team behind Hyphen

Mark Hanna
CEO

Mark is the CEO of Hyphen. Prior to Hyphen, Mark worked at Dubai-based early stage technology investor, BECO Capital, where he was involved in several investments including the fund that invested in Careem, PropertyFinder, Fetchr and Bayzat. Prior to that, Mark worked at Houlihan Lokey, Fidelity National Information Services and Deloitte. Mark holds a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London and a Masters in Financial Analysis from London Business School.

Mark Hanna
CEO
Mohammad Absi-Halabi
COO

Mo is the COO at Hyphen. Previously, he was a Senior Advisor at the Dubai Executive Council where he's led major strategy and reform projects, including Dubai Plan 2021, along with several policy initiatives in education, healthcare, transport, and well-being. Mo was previously a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton working across 10 countries in the Middle East & Europe. He holds an MBA from Indiana University, an MEng in Petrochemical and Polymer Engineering and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from McGill University.

Mohammad Absi-Halabi
COO
Dr. Panagiotis Angeloudis
CRO

Panagiotis is the Chief Research Officer at Hyphen. He is Associate Professor in Transport Systems and Logistics, and Director of the Intelligent Infrastructure and Transport Systems Laboratory at Imperial College London. His work focuses on the design and operation of intelligent and autonomous transport systems and their application in the reliable and efficient movement of people and goods across modes. He holds a Doctoral degree in Transport and an MEng in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London.

Dr. Panagiotis Angeloudis
CRO
Ali Halabyah
CTO

Ali is the CTO at Hyphen. Before joining Hyphen, Ali held senior positions at 3 startups and has gained extensive experience in some of MENA’s hottest industries including shipping and last-mile-delivery, fintech, and e-commerce. His experience revolves around helping startups in building and maintaining their technology stacks, scaling tech teams, as well as designing and scaling systems and architectures. Ali is an active contributor to several open source technologies. Ali holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from AABU in Jordan.

Ali Halabyah
CTO
Omar Harfouche
Business Analyst

Omar is a Business Analyst at Hyphen. Before joining Hyphen, he worked as a mechanical engineer in the construction industry where he was responsible for implementing mechanical systems worth $8 million while managing a team of over 35 people. Omar is passionate about technology, with a particular interest in the areas of internet-of-things, mobility, and analytics. He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Omar Harfouche
Business Analyst