Islam is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Paymob. While earning his BSc. in Engineering at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Islam co-founded Paymob in 2015 as an omni-channel payments gateway to fill the gap in digital payments infrastructure in Egypt at that time. Under Islam’s leadership, Paymob has grown to process millions of transactions worth billions of dollars each year. Islam is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) and is passionate about building innovative, enterprise technologies that drive financial inclusion in the MENA region. Islam was recognized as a game changer on Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2021 and named an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2022. Paymob was recognized as a one of the Middle East’s Top 25 Fintechs in 2022 by Forbes.