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Changing patterns of economic activity and their consequential impacts on rates of development have forced the Middle East to create synergies between the revenues created by oil and the emerging innovation-driven sectors of the economy as a means of increasing the size of the domestic private sector market.

These oil-rich regions are now attempting to leapfrog industrialisation in order to develop knowledge-based economies that could be described in Western terms as post-industrial.

As a result, attempts to foster more diversified knowledge-based economies have now become the focus of both the government and corporate policies.

In order to support and encourage the region’s economic diversification, over 200 C-level executives, mainly from large conglomerates, holding companies, private equity firms, venture capital funds, family offices, institutional investors, universities and government agencies will attend the 3rd Annual MENA Private Equity and Venture Capital Summit in Dubai, UAE on 1st November 2017.

The summit’s agenda is focused on private equity and venture capitalists from the GCC countries who are seeking to learn best-in-class methodologies that will help them to enhance their investment strategic planning, performance management and will give them access to VC and PE investment opportunities from around the world.

To make this summit more effective, over 20 investment opportunities are being represented within 3 sectors; Healthcare & Life Sciences, Renewable Energy & Sustainable Resources, and Information & Communications Technologies. These investment opportunities will be part of discussions, education, elevator pitches, executive networking and prescheduled one-to-one meetings.

past speakers

FADI GHANDOUR

FADI GHANDOUR

Founder of Aramex and Executive Chairman of Wamda Capital View Profile
IHSAN BAFAKIH

IHSAN BAFAKIH

CEO, Mohammed And Abdullah Investments (MASIC) View Profile
HRH PRINCE TURKI BIN  SAUD BIN MOHAMMAD  AL SAUD

HRH PRINCE TURKI BIN SAUD BIN MOHAMMAD AL SAUD

President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) View Profile
CYRILLE ARNOULD

CYRILLE ARNOULD

Head of Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund, European Investment Bank View Profile
Theodore L. Goede III

Theodore L. Goede III

Head of Portfolio Management, Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures Theodore L. Goede III View Profile
FADI GHANDOUR
Fadi Ghandour is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex, one of the leading global logistics and transportation companies. He is currently Executive Chairman of Wamda Capital, a new venture capital fund focusing on technology investments in the Arab World. Fadi is also the Managing partner of MENA Venture investments, a seed capital investment company investing in early stage tech companies. He is Member of the board of Abraaj Capital, Member of the board of Endeavor Global, Member of the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and Member of the board of Trustees at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Passionate about social entrepreneurship, Fadi is the Founder and Chairman of Ruwwad for development, a private-sector led community empowerment initiative that helps disadvantaged communities across the region overcome marginalization through activism, civic engagement, education and financial inclusion with support from the Ruwwad Micro Venture Fund, an equity-based fund providing seed capital and support for micro-businesses and micro-entrepreneurs.
IHSAN BAFAKIH
Ihsan Bafakih is MASIC’s Chief Executive Officer. He previously held the position of CFO at the Saudi industrial property Authority (MODON) from 2008 to July 2011. Drawing on his extensive banking experience, he contributed significantly to the growth of the Authority, where he also served as Head of business development. Prior to joining MODON, Ihsan occupied leading roles at investment banking institutions such as HSBC Saudi Arabia Limited and The National Commercial Bank, and represented both of these entities at the SAMA investment product Committee from 1997-2006. Ihsan was a member of the Saudi Singaporean business Council at the Council of Saudi Chambers, and an independent member of the Financial Audit Committee at Tabuk Agricultural development Company (TADCO). He has actively participated in several finance-related events in the MENA region, including the Saudi economic Forum, and the CFO Strategies Forum. In 2010, he received the “excellence in Finance – government Sector” Award at the annual MENA CFO Awards organized by naseba. Ihsan holds a BSc in Marketing from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2004, he was granted SAMA certification as a Certified Wealth Manager. Since then, he has at tended many advanced courses and training programs at institutions such as the international institute for Management development (IMD Switzerland) and the Deudtche Logistik Akadamie (DLA Academy Germany).
HRH PRINCE TURKI BIN  SAUD BIN MOHAMMAD  AL SAUD
President King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
One of the most highly regarded academicians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.R.H. Dr. Al Saud achieved his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, in the USA. He is now President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).
He also holds a number of high profile roles in the world of business, science, government and academia. These include Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for the National Science, Technology and Innovations plan (NSTIP); Chairman of the board of Trustees of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award for the inventors and the gifted; Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques initiative for Solar Water desalination. In addition to his memberships in the board of directors of Military industries Corporation, the Civil defense Council and board of Trustees for Al Faisal University, Dr.Al Saud also serves as Chairman of two further institutions. These are the Administrative Commit tee of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center, and the board of directors of The Saudi Company for Technology development & investment (TAQNIA). Outside of these commitments, H.R.H.Dr.Al Saud is a highly respected Member of the international Advisory Council(IAC) for King Abdullah petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC).
CYRILLE ARNOULD
Cyrille Arnould is Head of the GEEREF Front Office team, which he joined in 2008. Previously, he ser ved as the Senior Officer in GEEREF’s Africa, Caribbean and Pacific depar tment, where he oversaw the development of private equit y and microfinance portfolios. prior to joining the eib in november 2003, Cyrille was a Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation’s SMe department, which he joined after four years with iFC’s Financial Markets group, working in the SubSaharan Africa department. He was previously IFC’s Senior Investment Officer based in Russia. before joining iFC, Cyrille worked in Russia for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, first as investment Manager for Smolensk Regional Venture Fund and then as principal banker in Moscow. Cyrille holds a diploma in political Science and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Strasbourg, as well as an MbA from the Wharton School at the University of pennsylvania.
Theodore L. Goede III
Theodore L. ("Trey") Goede III is currently Head of Portfolio Management for Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures, a USD 200 million venture fund launched by Saudi Aramco to create high quality Saudi jobs and diversify the economy. After participating in fund formation, Mr. Goede helped lead the fund through its first 15 approved transactions in 3.5 years.  He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of two Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures portfolio companies, Geophysical Equipment Factory Limited, an oil and gas exploration and geophysical equipment manufacturing company, and Virtual Vision, an ICT services company specialising in cloud solutions and infrastructure optimisation.  Mr. Goede is also an Advisory Board Member for the College of Engineering at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University. Previously, Mr. Goede was Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Wind, LLC, a wind energy development company, which he founded in 2007.  He was also formerly the Executive Vice President of River City Internet Group, LLC and the Vice President of Primary Network. Mr. Goede was recognized by Fast Forward/St. Louis Business Journal as one of the publication's “30 under 30” business people, twice recognised as one of the Most Influential St. Louisans (2011 and 2012), along with Who’s Who in Energy honors in 2012. He was also an adjunct professor in the Business School’s Entrepreneur Department at St. Louis University from 2004-2012, the 7th best Entrepreneur program in the United States. Theodore Goede holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Business Operations and Strategic Management, both from Boston College.

Advisors and Partners

Alpen-Capital-(ME)-Limited

We attend naseba summits because the investor analyst understands what we want and ensure the business cases we meet are well qualified around our interest and investment budgets Managing Director, Alpen Capital (ME) Limited

Global-Telecare-Fund

This capital introduction service is unique – the investors are serious and well qualified. naseba is an alternative service to traditional corporate finance houses and it works. I’d like to congratulate naseba for doing a great job. I highly recommend their service CEO, Global Telecare Fund

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