is Chief Operating Officer at TESOBE / the Open Bank Project, a financial technology startup which provides open APIs to financial institutions such as the Royal Bank of Scotland and BNP Paribas. Prior to that, he cofounded the Algerian award-winning tech startup SMSBridge and transformed it into the leading SMS platform in the country.
Ismail launched the German chapter of MakeSense, a global network supporting social entrepreneurs and helped shape it into a worlwide community of more than 20.000 SenseMakers in 100 different cities. He is also an ambassador of the UN Foundation programme +SocialGood and advices the Algerian Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
Ismail graduated from the University of Nice, France with a Master Degree in IT Project Management and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique (ESI), Algeria with an Engineering degree in Computer Science. He currently lives in Berlin.
Coined as one of the most influential actor of the web in Algeria, Ismail is enthusiastic about technology, fintech, social entrepreneurship and the MENA region.