ELY EL KHOURY Biography
Entrepreneur & Architect
Ely El Khoury (Arabic: ايلي الخوري, born 20 January 1993) is a Lebanese Entrepreneur & Architect. His work was recognized by regional and international magazines and TV Channels including Forbes, BBC News Arabia and others. El Khoury was featured in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, amongst the 2022 cohort of MENA’s most promising young entrepreneurs, pioneers and creatives, alongside his business partner Rudy Wehbe.
El Khoury was born in Douwar, Lebanon, and attended the Lycée Charlemagne School. He pursued his higher education in Architecture at the University of Toronto in Canada, and then finished his Masters Degree in ALBA University in Beirut. Following his degrees, Elie entered the field of PR, Media and Communication with more than 5 years experience in the field, working with international brands such as L’Oréal, Roberto Cavalli, McDonalds and more.
El Khoury and Wehbe cofounded the creative agency Digital SocioPath in Lebanon in 2019 with a focus on digital services, including social media, augmented reality effects, and branding. Their client roster includes global brands such as McDonald’s, Elie Saab, Ziad Raphael Nassar, Bioderma, and Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Lebanese entrepreneurs also worked with several celebrities like Elissa, Nadine Nassib Njeim, Cyrine Abdel Nour, Maya Diab & Najwa Karam. The company’s augmented reality filters help brands, public figures, celebrities, and influencers to engage with their customers and fans, with some of them generating more than 4 billion impressions.
Not only Digital SocioPath managed to succeed, but also thrived in the GCC area despite the incredibly challenging situation in Lebanon. Years of successful creative engagements in the MENA & GCC region led to an increase in Digital Sociopath’s international clients, making Rudy & Ely pioneers in their field.
The recent boom of the “Metaverse” inspired Ely to launch his second child agency “MetaPath” alongside his business partners, which specializes in creating virtual worlds for their clients.