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Mohamad Jebara

Maths maven
Founder and CEO, Mathspace


After earning a Master of Commerce in Business, Mohamad began his career as a derivatives trader at Optiver, going on to lead the Index Options trading team and the “Robot trader” project. But he was eager to build value of a different kind—so he quit, planning to become a maths teacher. Mathspace, a personalised study program, is his effort to extend his enthusiasm for numbers to as many classrooms as possible.

Mathspace, a Westpac Business of Tomorrow, has a double bottom line that values educational outcomes as much as financial ones. The program’s embedded handwriting recognition technology allows students to write their answers as they would in a printed workbook—and Mohamad’s pay-for-study business model is a bold innovation.