((Meet the team
Elie Hanna - VP Operations & Quality
Elie is a software engineer with a long experience in operations and quality management. He has passion to make everything work at a 110%. So, he's sort of our Big Ben, keeper of the timeliness of our Agile development process, reliability of our Server clusters & toughness of our Quality Assurance team. Elie makes sure we constantly release a quality product.
Karim Saikali, PhD - CTO
Karim earned a PhD degree in Software Engineering and is passionate about Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing & Software methodology. He brings with him a broad experience working with leading multi-national companies in Europe. He is driven by the idea of changing the paradigm by which software applications will be built and deployed as new cloud computing based architectures emerge & develop.
Rabih Nassar - CEO
Rabih is the visionary driving the company - and a centerpiece of the vibrant software community in Beirut. His passion for making software development more efficient by redefining the back-end paradigms upon which web applications get written led him in 2003 to found element^n, Apstrata's mother company and is still leading it as CEO.
A true Global Citizen, Rabih splits his time between Beirut and New York, with previous stops in South America and Europe.
Walid Bakkar - VP Engineering
Walid graduated with a B.E. in Computer Engineering and joined ElementN immediately as a Junior developer in 2004. His passion for technology is only equaled by his passion for our products quality and his team's success and well being. His brilliance and consistence drove him up in the ranks to become our chief architect and engineer. More than anyone else in the team, he contributed to make our product what it is today. If anyone epitomizes the culture we built the company around, it's Walid.