ShipBlu provides Amazon level logistics for eCommerce companies in MENA - one of the fastest growing eCommerce markets in the world. As it stands, the majority of delivery providers are still using pen and paper to manage delivery and fulfillment operations, leading to 5x the rate of failed deliveries and 3x the operating costs as compared to global benchmarks. At ShipBlu, we've built an infrastructure that handles every aspect of delivery and fulfillment operations. We've also added some unique features that tie in various business functions, allowing us to realize significant efficiencies compared to other players. Our platform is managed by ShipBlu AutoPilot - our collection of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms that constantly make operational predictions and decisions to reduce costs, meet delivery constraints, and refine our operating assumptions. Designed by ShipBlu's CTO, Abdelrahman is currently completing his PhD at Brown University where he explores the applications of AI and ML in optimization problems. We built a nationwide delivery network in Egypt in about 2.5 months, kicking off operations on Aug 1st, 2021. In under 4 weeks, we have signed on over 40 merchants, and when those merchants fully go live in October, we will be making over $40k in MRR.
I have a BA in Politics and Economics from Northumbria University, UK. Prior to founding ShipBlu, I worked at Unilever, Nestle and Reckitt Benckiser between the Sales and Supply Chain departments. I then took a leap of faith and decided to move to Leo Burnett followed by JWT where I gained plenty of experience in the marketing and advertising field.
I'm mainly interested in combinatorial optimization problems, with efficient implementations. This lies at the heart of ShipBlu operations. To that end, I investigate the use of machine learning techniques to come up with novel implementations that offers new solutions. I'm pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Brown University. Prior to that, I had a Master's in Computer Science and Engineering from UConn. I have been enjoying building cloud apps for ~8 years now.
Born and raised in Cairo Egypt, I have a B.Sc. in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo. I then went on to get my M.Eng. from Cornell University, and soon after my MBA from Cornell as well. I ended up working on Wall Street as an Investment Banker for Citibank, where I covered the fertilizer sector globally. After Citi, I moved back to Egypt to join the family business and work on some projects of my own. A couple of years later, I came up with the idea for ShipBlu!