Who We Are
Loop Sal was established in 2016 by a team of skilled professionals in telematics, fleet management, logistics and market development to deploy and offer the Loop electric scooter sharing service for the first time in the Middle East starting with Lebanon.
Berytech Fund II secured the incorporation and funding of Loop Sal, named one of the top 100 startups in the region by Forbes Middle East in 2017.
The company in Lebanon is a Zone Operator of LOOPShare Ltd, the global provider of Loop electric scooter shared fleet services and technology.
What We Do
Loop Sal is the first to introduce a shared fleet of electric scooters in the Middle East & Africa region starting with Lebanon. Through scooter sharing, members of the community can share scooters to commute within the city during the day without the need to use cars, taxis or other modes of transportation. With the Loop service, people can reach their destinations in an easy, convenient, timely and affordable manner.
The sharing service is offered through keyless electric scooters with sensors and a digital dashboard equipped with GPS tracking. Mobile applications can be downloaded on iOS and Android to allow Loop subscribers to use the service and book rides.
With the increased congestion in mostly all the cities around the world, and the time factor that has become very precious, people are searching for alternative ways of transportation making their lives easier and allowing them to own their time.
We believe that the sharing concept provides a very convenient solution to commuting in traffic, at an affordable cost and also using a green technology.
BOD & Management Team
Founder & CEO
Mr. Sukkarie is a founder of Saturna. Mr. Sukkarie has over 25 years of experience in the Telematics, telecom and wireless industries, including ten years spent in fleet Telematics as the Co-Founder, President & CEO of WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX: WEW). At WebTech, Mr. Sukkarie was responsible for growing the company from a start-up to an international- scope TSX-listed issuer among the top ten technology companies in Canada, with sales of over $50 million. Subsequently, WebTech Wireless Inc. was acquired by BSM Technologies Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Sukkarie gained international sales and partnering experience as Business Development Director for the Middle East, Africa, and the UAE with Motorola’s Cellular Division, Wireless Data Group, and Motorola EME, selling GPRS technology to network operators. Mr. Sukkarie holds a Master’s Degree in Sciences, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Calgary.
Mira Raham joined Loop Sal since the company inception in Beirut and oversees all the aspects of the company’s operations. Mira is an ex-banker with around 20 years of experience in that sector in Lebanon and abroad and also has previous experience with start-ups. Mira holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut.
Paul Chucrallah is the Chairman-General Manager of BTFM, a Beirut based venture capital fund managing funds received from major banks in Lebanon. Mr. Chucrallah holds a degree in Telecom Engineering (ESIB) and an MBA (INSEAD).
Beirut Roll Out Plans
Loop Sal launched on 18 May 2017 the first commercial electric scooter fleet sharing service with 15 scooters and the first station at Berytech / Beirut Digital District. This is the first phase of the launch and aims at testing the service. All users can download the app for subscription and booking purposes.
Loop plans to introduce by the 3rd quarter of 2017 a shared fleet of 60 electric scooters in Beirut city that will be distributed among Loop hubs to be shared by the community. Lebanon acts as a hub for the region and the plan is to expand the scooter sharing service and implement it in surrounding countries where the population needs to have alternative solutions for transportation.