With more than 10 years of experience in technology investments, Abdullah serves as Managing Director of Investments for Integrated Networks (iNet), a leading technology firm in Saudi Arabia with more than $30m assets under management in venture capital across the world. He sits on the Board of Directors for Loyyal Corporation (San Francisco, USA – Loyyal.com), HyperPay (Riyadh, KSA – HyperPay.com), and Eco4Pay (Dubai, UAE – Eco4Pay.com). By being an active board member in helping companies execute on partnerships building, revenue growth, and scaling strategies; Abdullah managed to successfully deliver more than 300% Return on Investment (ROI) on iNet investment portfolio for the past four years.
Previous to current responsibilities, Abdullah worked with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (Miami, USA) advising a team of VPs and their clientele on investment strategies, fund selection, and long-term financial planning. He also worked with Cisco Capital (Miami, USA) assessing potential investment targets in South America, and Jadwa Investment (Riyadh, KSA) covering major global economies, regional micro, and macroeconomic drivers, and investment selection in public equities market.
Academically, Abdullah is a graduate of University of Miami (Florida, USA) with both a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and a Masters degree in Management of Technology. During his studies, he regularly engaged with the entrepreneurial community in Florida, and later in 2009, he founded PlayJoiner; a pro bono online platform for managing sports events and tournaments. Aside from his professional responsibilities, Abdullah advises local (KSA) entrepreneurs on how to attract venture capital and scale businesses and government entities on building the ecosystem.