By Hajar EL Kahlaoui
Rabat – Kamal Reggad, founder and CEO of the Menaclick group (Hmizate and Hmall), has ranked on Forbes’s list of 100 most promising startups of the Arab World in 2017.
Reggad was chosen for creating Hmizate Mall, a daily-deal e-commerce site launched in 2011 that offers discounts in restaurants, spas, cinemas, hotels, and other businesses in the big cities of Morocco. The site was voted the number one e-commerce site for two consecutive years and the best Moroccan innovating brand for the year of 2012.
The Casablanca-based entrepreneur studied computer science and computer engineering and management in Northeastern University.
Kamal is currently focused on building the e-commerce industry in Morocco, with a vision to change the way Moroccans shop. In June 2012, Kamal launched the first online marketplace in Morocco, Hmall.ma. With Hmizate Mall, Kamal works to provide thousands of merchants the opportunity to connect with consumers throughout the country.
This year, Forbes compiled three lists to rank the brightest startups and investors in the Arab World.
Fetchr, a GPS-based shipping based in the United Arab Emirates, is on the top of the list. Founded in 2012, the app offers fast delivery service anywhere in the Gulf country.
Anghami, a Lebanese music streaming platform, is ranked second, providing unlimited music on-the-go on mobile.
The Forbes list contains startups offering varied services, such as customized travel services, online payment processing solutions, and online hotel booking from around the Arab world.