Yasser Elshantaf

Yasser Elshantaf (Arabic: ياسر الشنتف‎, Yāsir Elshāntāf; born January 20, 1983) is a Palestinian-German entrepreneur and political activist.[3][4]

Yasser Elshantaf
ياسر الشنتف
Yasser Elshantaf.jpg
Born (1983-01-20) January 20, 1983 (age 38)
Nationality Palestinian, German
Occupation [1][2]
Spouse(s)Maram Elshantaf
WebsiteYasser Elshantaf on Facebook

Early life and educationEdit

Yasser Elshantaf [5][6] was born in Al-Shati camp in Gaza Strip. His parents became refugees after they fled their homes in Jaffa during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. He studied computer information systems, political science and crisis management.

In 2009, he traveled to Germany after winning the Konrad-Zuse-Program as an entrepreneur. The prize was presented by the German Foreign Office, and focuses on research and development in the information technology field.


The Palestinian private sector not looking for donation, it’s looking for real business partners.

— Yasser Elshantaf, 2009

Elshantaf started his career in Palestine as IT consultant and served in various capacities in the field of organizational development and strategy. Since 2004, he carried out consulting projects for the World Bank, European Union, and the American Friends Service Committee.[7][8]

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2011, Hard Vs. Soft Power in Global and National Politics

On 29 January 2014, Elshantaf talked to Deutsche Welle [9] about the public concern over China's growing economic power, classification criteria for leading companies, and challenges facing the German private sector.

On 29 and 30 March 2012, Elshantaf was invited by the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation and Center for International Peace Operations to a workshop under the title of Corruption and Compliance in Transition Countries in North Africa to talk about strategies and best practices for international legal cooperation in the fight against corruption in transitional societies.

Elshantaf participated in the 12th German-Arab Business Forum,[10] which was held in cooperation between the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.He presented a lecture under the title "ICT, the future for Palestine".

Elshantaf is a co-founder of the German-Palestinian Business Council DPW e.V.; a member of the International Non-Profit Business Association for CEOs and Entrepreneurs, the Junior Chamber International, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin, and the Palestinian Information Technology Association. He has also been involved in many activities supporting the community and the Palestinian economy.


Elshantaf 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.[11][12]

Political viewsEdit

Elshantaf is liberal and a democrat who believes peace has to be made between people, rather than between governments.


  1. ^ Yasser Elshantaf: Phoenixbird Diversity Management GmbH
  2. ^ Yasser Elshantaf: Phoenix M.E GmbH
  3. ^ "2021 Palestinian legislative elections". 31 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Yasser Elshantaf, Documentary has been released on Alghad TV“ on YouTube
  5. ^ "Yasser Elshantaf, Businessman". All 4 Palestine.
  6. ^ "Yasser Elshantaf, european bank stress test". Made in Germany - The Business Magazine, Deutsche Welle. 22 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Brexit on Alghad TV“ on YouTube
  8. ^ "Corona pandemic has accelerated the detection of crises in the structure of the global economy“ on YouTube
  9. ^ "Yasser Elshantaf, challenges facing the German private sector". Made in Germany - The Business Magazine, Deutsche Welle. 29 January 2014.
  10. ^ "German-Arab Economic Forum: Yasser Elshantaf, Co-founder and secretary-general". DPW e.V. 6 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Salam Fayyad registers his list for legislative elections". 31 March 2021.
  12. ^ "European Council on Foreign Relations, Mapping Palestinian Politics".

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