Tuba Terekli is an international business development and investment expert with a focus on futurism, innovation, tech development and equity investments. She is an avid supporter of entrepreneurs across borders and an angel investor. She also serves on many for-profit and non-profit boards, locally and internationally.
She is known for her following roles mostly; Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lead Angels, Co-founder of Qotuf Al Riyadah Development Company, the first Private Entrepreneurship Foundation in Saudi Arabia and established the First Tech Accelerator in Saudi Arabia Flat6LabsJeddah among many other initiatives that she has brought to the entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2011. Tuba also serves as the Saudi Arabian High Commissioner of World Business Angels Forum.
She has established and managed the Global Entrepreneurship Week, Global Entrepreneurship Network, Creative Business Cup and AgroChallenge in Saudi Arabia before passing them onto the SME Authority of Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Furthermore, she has reached out to over 70,000+ entrepreneurs in numerous events and works with over 57 countries’ top institutes in SME and entrepreneurship development. Working throughout Silicon Valley, Europe, Turkey, GCC, and 13 regions of Saudi Arabia with the various chambers, ministries, universities, accelerator programs, and venture capitals.
As an expert, she continues to support the World Bank Studies, UNDP Studies, regional governmental research, legislative reviews and development towards the formulation of knowledge-based economies on regular basis.