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Ross Veitch

CEO & Co-Founder


Ross is CEO & Co-Founder of the online travel company Wego which operates the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and provides award-winning travel search websites and top-ranked mobile apps. Wego harnesses powerful technology to automate and simplify the process of searching, comparing and booking travel across hundreds of airlines, hotel chains and online travel agencies. Founded in 2005, Wego is dual-headquartered in Dubai and Singapore and is backed by investors including Tiger Global Management, Crescent Point, Square Peg Capital, Middle East Venture Partners and the MBC Group.

Ross has been an angel investor and advisor to tech companies for more than a decade and he enjoys working with other passionate entrepreneurs. He is a member of XA Network, Ascend Angels, H2 Global Leadership Network, EMIR Corporate Intelligence Network and is a regular public speaker on topics of travel, tourism, aviation, technology and startups. Ross is also an advisor to H.E. Sheikh Saudi bin Saqr Al Qasimi on matters related to the development of tourism in Ras Al Khaimah.

Ross is a veteran of the internet industry having established operations for Yahoo! in Southeast Asia back in 1998 where he led product & engineering teams. Prior to that he worked for Deutsche Bank Capital Markets in London and Tourism Australia in Sydney. He now splits his time between Dubai and Singapore.

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