Dani El Zein
Vice President - General Manager UAE, Quiqup
Dani is General Manager of Quiqup Dubai and joined the London-based logistics startup when the company made its landmark move into the GCC. Dani has been instrumental in building Quiqup Dubai’s operation, tailoring the company’s business services and value proposition to the Gulf market, all the while staying true to Quiqup’s overarching culture and values. Dani works closely with stakeholders at all levels, from Quiqees and Live Operations to SME and enterprise partners, to scale our business proposition and ensure the smooth implementation of Quiqup's business development strategy in Dubai.
As an active investor in startup funding, prior to joining Quiqup, Dani was tied to the company as one of its earliest investors and believers. He established a career in finance at Deutsche Bank and quickly became an integral member of the team as the youngest Vice President in the Investment Banking Division. His transactional experience ranges from GBP117m IPO for NMC Health on the London Stock Exchange to EUR2bn Exchangeable Bond into Unicredit for Aabar.
To fuel his passion for sports and adventure, Dani takes advantage of all the outdoor activities Dubai has to offer - he is an avid scuba diver, dirt biker, rock climber, wakeboarder, and kitesurfer.