Meet Hussam Hammo -
Hussam Hammo

Hussam Hammo

Founder and CEO Tamatem Inc.


Hussam Hammo is the Founder and CEO of Tamatem Inc, the leading mobile games publisher in the Arabic speaking market with over 70M Downloads. Tamatem localizes games and makes them culturally relevant to the MENA market.

He co-founded and was Chief Products Officer at Wizards Productions, one of the first gaming studios in the region with 15 games in its portfolio (2009 - 2012).

Hussam is an Endeavor Entrepreneur. He received the EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017, participated in the World Economic Forum as one of the 100 Arab startups selected in 2017 and 2019.

Hussam defines the overall company strategy, work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities, work closely with developers and designers to deliver tasks. Hussam also analyzes traffic, compares data and prepares reports to act upon, hearing the feedback directly from the users helps to enhance the current products and introduce more features. Tamatem hires 46 employees.

Hussam has worked earlier at Maktoob and created the first Arabic social network with more than 500 thousand users. Maktoob (now became Yahoo) has bought Hussam's project '' the first Arabic social network that won the Queen Rania Award for entrepreneurship in 2007 and merged it into its existing products to create 'Maktoob friends'. A social network Hussam managed and created.

Before that, Hussam was in charge of many products in the Arabic portal d1g after being part of the Razor View team. Hussam has also worked on more than 100 online and offline projects as a part-timer or a freelancer.

Hussam has won numerous awards including the first place in Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Award in 2007, Taiwan Talentprenuer Award, Best Arabic Website, Best Arabic social network, Best Jordanian website and many more.

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