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Desiree El-Chebeir

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Sr. Product Manager - International Expansion, Seller Experience, Amazon. Previously Founding Entrepreneur Services Director, Endeavor.

Sr. Product Manager - International Expansion, Seller Experience, Amazon. Previously Founding Entrepreneur Services Director, Endeavor.

5 vouches

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MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab


International Expansion, Seller Experience Amazon November 2012 - present
Business Plan Competition Juror; Startup Mentor MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab January 2010 - present
Founding Entrepreneur Services Director Endeavor January 2011 - July 2012
Director of Operations Lebanon Creative Cluster (Cisco funded initiative) December 2009 - January 2011
Regional Director – Arabia 500 (chaired by Prof. Michael Porter of Harvard) AllWorld Network March 2010 - October 2010
Project Lead [Promoted from: Consultant and Sr. Software Developer - Team Lead] IBM June 2002 - August 2008
Database Administrator Pfizer June 2001 - May 2002
Research Scientist San Diego Supercomputer Center January 2001 - June 2001
Software Developer/Data Analyst March 2000 - November 2000
Software Developer Digital Medical Registrar (acquired by January 1998 - March 2000


INSEAD General Management, Entrepreneurship 2008 - 2009
University of California, San Diego Computer Science 2000 - 2003

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Healthcare
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Software development • Enterprise software • Product management • Business Development • Business Strategy • International Expansion • Product Development • Social Media • Strategic Partnerships • Technical Leadership

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Gheorghe Postelnicu
They're my friends  •  Staff Software Engineer, Google. Previously Senior Software Engineer, Google.
Desiree is driven and resourceful, bringing to the table a rich international background. She is very creative and has the experience and th ... e drive to go from idea to a finished product.
Rima Abou Mrad
They're my friends  •  Associate, Aziz Torbey Law Firm. Previously 2011-12 President, The Rotaract Club of Beirut.
I am proud to vouch for Desiree for many reasons, among them: she has a diverse educational background. Indeed, she holds a BS in Computer S ... cience and an MBA from INSEAD. She is also very well traveled and has an international working experience in very reputable and well-known companies such as Amazon, MIB... Additionally, she worked with various successful entrepreneurs since she was Founding Entrepreneur/Services Director at Endeavor and was a Business Plan Competition Juror/Startup Mentor for MIT Enterprise, etc.
Marck L Aghnatios
They're my friends  •  Director, KPMG US. Previously Senior Manager, Symantec.
Desiree is a seasoned, true and tried entrepreneur!
Elie Habib
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur, advisor, investor, board dir and CEO with wide intntl experience mostly covering Middle East & EU. Lives in SV
Desiree is a very experienced strategist, product manager, and technologist.. Entrepreneurship is in her DNA
May Habib
They're my friends  •  Founder, Qordoba and Global Shaper, World Economic Forum. Harvard grad.
Desiree is an insightful product thinker -- very pragmatic, end-user-first type thinking, but is still able to frame the issues within a bro ... ader go-to-market strategy. Probably comes from the pressure-cooker that is the Amazon international team. I want to bounce all of our product and product marketing ideas off of Desiree.

Arjun Chittoor
We worked together  •  New Venture Mentor, University of Washington - CoMotion. Previously Senior Manager, Product Management, Amazon.
Arjun has a ton of experience driving excellent products and teams. He strikes a great balance between analytical thinking, practicality and ... people leadership. I would highly recommend Arjun for any startup or project that requires sound people leadership, technical and product chops.

Didier Moretti
We worked together  •  VP/GM Confluence and Service Desk Businesses, Atlassian. Previously VP/GM Media Experience and Analytics Business Unit, Cisco Systems.
Didier is a serial entrepreneur who has been successful growing companies all the way from inception to exit; he is also a seasoned high lev ... el executive with extensive experience driving winning products and strategies. To top it all off, Didier is one of the most personable, inspirational, and warm people you will ever meet. I cannot recommend him highly enough as an adviser.