Yasser Elshantaf (Arabic: ياسر الشنتف ; born January 20, 1983) is a Palestinian-German multilingual seasoned transformational development leader, an ICT industry strategist, an entrepreneur, activist and community builder. Yasser is Goal-oriented with experience in Design Thinking principles and agile environments paired with a pragmatic hands-on mentality.
Yasser is a co-founder of PhoenixBird Group – PhoenixBird Diversity Management GmbH, Phoenix M.E GmbH, and PhoenixBird Information Technologies & Systems LTD. Yasser studied Computer Information Systems and has a Diploma in Political Science & Crisis Management.
In 2009, he traveled from Gaza to Germany after acquired “Konrad-Zuse” scholarship as an entrepreneur, presented by the German Federal Foreign Office, and focused on research and development in the ICT industry. Yasser is Certified SAP® Consultant in FI/CO, (SAP ERP 6.0 EhP7 and SAP S/4HANA 1909), Business Process Integration (SAP S/4HANA 1909), and SAP Business One Release 10.0.
17+ years ago in Gaza, Yasser started his career as an IT coordinator then he served in various capacities in the field of Business Automation and Digital Transformation, organizational development and strategy, as well as carried out consultancy projects for many national and international organizations.
Yasser has been involved in many social, economic and political activities at the local and international levels. In March 2021, Yasser participated as an electoral candidate in the postponed 2021 Palestinian legislative election within the independent electoral list “Maan Qadiroon / Together We Can” headed by Dr. Salam Fayyad.
Yasser is married to his wife Maram and they have two children, Karam & Lana.
Yasser is member of:
- Co-founder of the German-Palestinian Business Council DPW e.V.
- International Non-Profit Business Association for CEOs and Entrepreneurs
- Junior Chamber International
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin
- Palestinian Information Technology Association
- Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Creativity is the power of failure, the inventive is the one who has the capability to turn failure to success.