Manar was a co-founder of the charity, and of the volunteer-run sites which were the earliest versions of WriteToThem and TheyWorkForYou.

He currently consults to the New York Public Library on how to do digital better and is part time CFO at the connected play games studio Sensible Object.

Manar has been in the internet start-up scene since the mid-90s. As founder of Internet Vision, a digital agency, he was heavily involved in the technology and operations of numerous start-ups, small ( and large (, as well as corporate sites (

Barring two years in Singapore, including an INSEAD MBA, Manar is and has been London based. He travels frequently and welcomes new international connections.