Zakie Karam

Co-founder & general manager of DON TELECOM

Co-founder & general manager of DON TELECOM


Zakie Karam is the co-founder & general manager of DON TELECOM since 2011.

She is passionate about business development & growth and believes that a talented motivated team can only have the sky as the limit for their achievements. She was able to increase the annual revenue by 40% in almost all the firms she worked at in the last 30 years. This has attracted many international organizations and companies, small to big, to seek her mentorship and consultancy. She is currently active on many boards in her community such as Fabric Aid, LLWB, & ISOC, Ardi Ardak, and has been an angel investor with IM capital for two consecutive years.

She is a certified corporate director by IFC and a certified business angel and Deal Leader by Go Beyond. She has computer science background, and is an MBA graduate from ESA, affiliated to ESCP-EAP in Paris.

She is passionate about technology, telecom, and IT, and therefore her vast experience with the leading tech companies in the region such as ABS LTD. where she was the senior sales director for Middle East & Africa, Yahsat where she was the business director for YahCarrier, IDM International where she was the general manager and many more.

She believes that youth and women have an important role in driving positive change in our community, and consequently volunteers as mentor with Confideo Lebanon Venture Mentoring based on MIT VMS and acts as active board member at Lebanese League for Women in Business organization and as vice president at the Internet Society – Lebanon Chapter, and an advisory board member in Ardi Ardak.