Fadi Chehade


Fadi is the co-CEO of Ethos Capital. He was most recently a partner and senior advisor at ABRY Partners, helping to source and manage new investments, and provide strategic advice to portfolio companies.  

Fadi is an Internet entrepreneur who founded, grew, and sold numerous information services companies including Connectica, a digital content management company acquired by Ingram Micro (IM) in 1994; RosettaNet, a B-to-B eCommerce standards organization whose founding members included Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), Hewlett Packard (HPE), SAP Software (SAP SE), Nokia (NOK), and Oracle (ORCL) – later acquired by GS1 in 2000; Viacore, a supply chain integration platform purchased by IBM (IBM) in 2006; and Vocado, a provider of cloud-based transaction processing software for the education industry acquired by Oracle (ORCL) in 2017. Fadi also held corporate posts at AT&T (T), Ingram Micro (IM), and IBM (IBM), where as General Manager, he led the growth of IBM’s Global Technology Services in the Middle East and Africa. He served as the President and CEO of ICANN from 2012 to 2016, the international body governing the Internet’s key resources and policies. Additionally, Fadi was senior advisor to Klaus Schwab, the Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.  

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Donuts Inc. and Interactions LLC and the Advisory Board of the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy. Fadi was a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. 

He received his MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University and his BS in Computer Science summa cum laude from New York University.

Recently, Carnegie Corporation of New York honored Fadi as a 2020 Great Immigrant.