Aziz Al Zeqri
Co-Founder

As the father of four girls, Aziz thinks that he has contributed enough to this planet. However, as co-founder of Xplorex, there lies a genuine passion for learning, travel, development, and the business of knowledge transfer. His experiences will probably tell you about his professional path, but it won’t reveal the fact that he was a pizza specialist for many years. To learn more about his transition from pizza delivery to PhD candidacy, please refer to his LinkedIn profile.


A holder of Associate Degree (Diploma) in Mathematics from the College of Alameda, California, BSc in Computer Science from California State Univ., and an MBA from the University of Wollongong, Australia, Aziz has never lost his love for the Arabic Literature and poetry, in particular. In addition to some of his interests, Aziz enjoys movies, good coffee...


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Asaad Al Dhafer
Co-Founder

With an extensive 16-year background in media and communications, Asaad is a strategic communications specialist, and a certified trainer from the Global Canadian Center. Asaad has an executive work experience, growing into more senior roles with high profile organizations in the UAE.

Asaad is currently a Consultant at Al Qurm Management Consultancy for Social and Educational initiatives sponsored by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Asaad worked as a media and development manager for His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the Strategic Positioning Plan and supervising the execution of the official communications..


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Saif Al Marri
Co-Founder

With so much to do and many life responisibilites, Saif can be described as a genuine get goer. After many provisional years in HR, Training, IT, Strategy and Business Development, and with many family responsibilities, Saif was able to get a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (with high distinction). Saif has lots of interests some of which are poetry, design and web development; he enjoys a creative way of thinking and hence was selected for the Dubai World Leaders program in 2008.

Saif contributed much to the establishment of XploreX thorough his creative abilities and vast imagination.


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Amna Al Hammadi

Amna Al Hammadi is the Marketing and Corporate Communications Director at Emirates Foundations. Previously, Al Hammadi was a marketing and corporate communications director in Dubai Media Incorporated serving different 14 media brand. Al Hammadi brings over 10 years of experience working in the field of marketing and communications in different industries starting from the properties where she worked in Emaar Properties moving to the media industry in Dubai Media Incorporated and currently in the youth philanthropy sector in Emirates Foundation. Al Hammadi has an extensive experience in marketing management, marketing strategy, events, building brands and corporate communications, which she has been doing


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Ali Khawaja

Ali is an educator, entrepreneur, photographer, techie, foodie & biker. He has a passion to learn anything and everything he can get his hands on. He has racked up a lot of years doing what he loves. An entrepreneur since he was 15 years of age, educator and advisor for more than 12 years at the American University of Sharjah, strategic business consultant for 10 years, photographer for 8 years, and a biker for life! Ali holds an MBA and BSMIS from the American University of Sharjah and several certifications as well. He has taken 2 university tours to Malaysia and Singapore and as such is well versed with the ins and outs of planning such a venture.


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Ismat Gazal

A certified trainer by the British Academy for Human development since 2010. Married with four kids. He came to the UAE in 1988 to enroll at Ajman university, Department of Medical Engineering; graduated in 1993 to work as a support technician in the private sector. Subsequently, Ismat joined as a teacher assistant at Ajman university in the field of student registration, development and training support. Later in 2007 Ismat transferred to Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to work as a primary coordinator and head of medical engineering training. As a result of joining an internal initiative called “A step towards the future” in 2009, he made a major transformation in his professional


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Saleh Al-Qattan

Saleh Al-Qattan is a certified instructor who seeks to contribute to the improvement of human development and to participate in building a healthy society. He Believes that training is the foundation of modern development which helps to make the world a better place.


Saleh has rich experience in the development and research, as he filled many positions in many organizations in the State of Kuwait, including Director of Information Technology (2012 - 2014 as a volunteer for Averroes Inspire ,where he had to identify and support the implementation of information technology plans, while also...


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