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Middle Eastern economies have long been aware that while their reserves of oil and gas have been plentiful, they are also finite.

Following the recent oil crisis, the region has accelerated its effort to leapfrog industrialisation and develop knowledge-based economies.

Leading this change are sovereign wealth funds, traditional PE and VC firms, and more recently, regional conglomerates and family-owned businesses who form the bedrock of the Gulf economy.

They understand that technology is an indispensable enabler in shaping the country’s digital future and innovation.

The venture capital arm of these companies allows them to tap into new trends, bring global innovation into the region and help them drive their business growth while offering robust partnership in return, so as to commercially develop in emerging markets such as the GCC, and the wider Middle East and Africa for some.

The primary focus of the 3rd MENA PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL SUMMIT is to offer a deal flow platform, featuring these different sources of capital in the region, and global innovative business cases.

The summit is designed to combine in one day, insightful panels led by key regional and international tech investors and experts and pre-scheduled introductory meetings between up to 30 healthcare, life science and ICT investment opportunities and key regional investors and strategic partners, to raise capital and form strategic commercial partnerships, in an informed and exclusive environment: The right people, the right place, at the right time.

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Summit Format

We guarantee 6 pre-scheduled meetings with pre-screened investors and partners who have shown an interest in your business case.

Through keynotes and panel discussions, investors and industry leaders highlight the current landscape and discuss upcoming developments in venture capital, corporate venture capital, private equity and broader fund-raising ecosystem from around the Middle East.

Participate in multiple networking activities designed to facilitate additional introductions on-site with the attending investors and strategic partners.

Take the stage and pitch your opportunity to more than 150 of the region’s leading investors and strategic partners in a 3-minute presentation

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Advisory Committee

HASAN HAIDER

HASAN HAIDER

Venture Partner, 500 Startups HASAN HAIDER View Profile
Irfan Raouf Malik

Irfan Raouf Malik

Head of Investments and Business Development, Tharawat Investments Irfan Raouf Malik View Profile
Ivo Detelinov

Ivo Detelinov

Vice President,Head of Private Equity Funds, Riyad Capital Ivo Detelinov View Profile
PAUL KENNY

PAUL KENNY

Managing Director, AYM Commerce PAUL KENNY View Profile
Dr. Philip Boigner

Dr. Philip Boigner

CEO, Innovation Development Oman (IDO) Dr. Philip Boigner View Profile
Theodore L. Goede III

Theodore L. Goede III

Head of Portfolio Management, Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures Theodore L. Goede III View Profile
HASAN HAIDER
Hasan Haider is a Partner at 500 Startups, the most active venture capital firm in the world, based in Silicon Valley, with 1,800+ investments in 50+ countries and $330m in AuM. Hasan heads the firm's practice in the MENA region, with the Arabic speaking market being a core area of focus. 500 Startups has invested in close to 40 startups in the region over the course of the last 3 years, including Wuzzuf, Jamalon and Fetchr. Hasan is also the CEO and founder of Tenmou, the first business angel organisation in Bahrain and one of the first in the MENA region, and a founding member of the MENA Angel Investors Network (MAIN), an association of all the active angel investment groups in the region. Hasan’s work in developing angel investment in emerging markets through Tenmou has been picked up as a case study by the World Bank and is taught to entrepreneurship policy makers at Babson College.
Irfan Raouf Malik

Tharawat Investments is the family office of HRH Turki bin Salman Al Saud.

Investment focus: Seed to growth stage investments focused on tech, digital health and medtech.

Ivo Detelinov

Riyad Capital is managed in partnership with Taqnia, Saudi Arabia’s technology investment arm.

Investment focus: $125m VC fund focused on global consumer tech, fintech and cleantech.

PAUL KENNY
Paul Kenny is a renowned Technology Entrepreneur in the Middle East. Kenny is one of the most important figures in the startup space in the MENA region and is an active investor, mentor and advisor to numerous companies around the world.  He is a founding partner at Emerge Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on high-impact early stage and Series A investments in Emerging Markets.  Kenny previously founded Dubai-based online coupon website, Cobone, which was later sold in a multi-million-euro deal, to the US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management.   Paul has been selected as the 10th most influential person under the age of 30 in the Middle East, one of the 25 most important people in technology in the region, in the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in the Middle East by Gulf Business and one of the 30 under 30 shaping Ireland's future by Ireland’s biggest news website; The Independent.  In September and October 2012 Paul won the Middle East Entrepreneur of the Year by Gulf Business and the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award, highlighting the explosive growth achieved so early in his career. He has made numerous investments into Technology companies worldwide and sits as a board member and advisor to several companies.   Currently Managing Director of the AYM Commerce group, an investment holding company specialising in breakthrough digital technologies and online business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 
Dr. Philip Boigner

IDO is a government-backed VC fund, a part of State General Reserve Fund.

Investment focus: Series A-C funding focused on ICT, life sciences and agro-tech.

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.

Our speakers

Hatem Samman

Hatem Samman

Chief Economist and Economic Advisor, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority Hatem Samman View Profile
Joy AJLOUNY

Joy AJLOUNY

Co-Founder, Fetchr Joy AJLOUNY View Profile
Walid Hanna

Walid Hanna

Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Middle East Venture Partners Walid Hanna View Profile
John Sharp

John Sharp

Partner, Hatcher+ View Profile
Promoth Mangath

Promoth Mangath

CEO, UAE Exchange Promoth Mangath View Profile
Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki

Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki

Chief Investment & Business Development Officer, Kuwait Life Science Company Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki View Profile
Hatem Samman
Hatem Samman is Chief Economist and Economic Advisor at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. Previously, he was Director and Lead Economist of the Ideation Center—Booz & Company’s (now Strategy &) Middle East Think Tank, held the position of Vice President at a major Saudi Bank and was Director of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Planning at a major regional telecommunications company.  He was a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota and Consultant at the World Bank, among other positions. Dr. Samman has published several academic articles in the International Journal of Applied Economics, the Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, among others. He is often requested to give talks, presentations, and participate in panel discussions in major institutions such as INSEAD, USC Energy Institute, Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, and Falcon & Associates. He is frequently quoted in regional and international magazines and newspapers such as the Financial Times, and often appears as an expert on BBC, Al-Arabiya, and CNBC Arabia.  Dr. Samman has co-authored numerous Strategy & and Ideation Centre publications, including How to Succeed at Education Reform: The Case for Saudi Arabia and the Broader GCC Region (2008), The Vital Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds in the GCC’s Future (2009), and Meeting the Employment Challenge in the GCC: The Need for a Holistic Strategy (2010). Dr. Samman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of California, San Diego and a PhD in Political Economy & Public Policy from the University of Southern California. 
Joy AJLOUNY
Ms. Ajlouny is an e-commerce industry professional. She is the co-founder of Fetchr, a Silicon-Valley backed technology company based in Dubai aimed at solving the "no-address" problem hindering growth in emerging markets. Fetchr uses patented technology allowing people to use their mobile phone's GPS location as their address. Fetchr is the first start-up in the Middle East to be funded by the largest and most successful venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, NEA. Ms. Aljouny, on behalf of Fetchr, was on the cover of Forbes Magazine in the Middle East, which named Fetchr the #1 startup in the region. Prior to Fetchr, she founded Bonfaire, an e-commerce discovery platform for luxury footwear and accessories. Bonfaire was acquired in 2013 by fashion e-commerce giant Moda Operandi, owned by LVMH and Condé Nast. While only 2.7% of venture capital funding has been raised by women, she has successfully raised funds for two startups from the most prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firms. This puts her in the top 1% of female entrepreneurs. She is passionate about using technology to solve persistent issues in emerging markets, as well as empowering women entrepreneurs to break out of traditional roles, especially in the Middle East.
Walid Hanna
Walid has been active in venture capital and in new venture development for the past 18 years with 40+ VC investments executed since 2010. Prior to founding MEVP and growing its AUM to $120M, Walid was the CEO of Dubai International Capital's venture arm "the Arab Business Angels Network" (ABAN), which managed a regional seed venture fund as well as the first Business Angels Network in the Arab World. Prior to ABAN, he has served on the investment-management team of Abraaj Capital. In May 2017, Mohamed Al Abbar has acquired a non-controlling stake in MEVP. Walid has co-founded, invested in, led and exited several start-ups in the MENA region, spanning a range of industries, including technology, consumer finance, and hospitality. He received a Bachelor degree in Economics from McGill University (Canada), and a Masters in Finance from H.E.C (France).
John Sharp
John is a serial entrepreneur and investor, the co-founding Partner and chief architect of Hatcher+, a next-generation, data-driven venture firm that utilises a massive global database in combination with AI and machine learning-based technologies to identify early-stage opportunities in partnership with leading accelerators and investors, worldwide. Over the past four years, John has led capital raising at Hatcher and Hatcher+ and completed numerous venture investments in early-stage companies, including ASYX, DocDoc, Dropsuite, Heardable, Invit, Inzen Studio, SocialCops, ThoughtRiver, and Telr - and syndicated over US$100Mn of additional debt and equity co-investment. IPOs and trade sales in which he was acted for the majority shareholder include Dropsuite (ASX:DSE) and Inzen Studio (ASX:ICI).
Promoth Mangath
Promoth began his stint with UAE Exchange, India, in 2001 as an Accounts Manager. Throughout his journey in UAE Exchange, his assiduous nature helped him remaster several operations optimising them, resulting in process excellence. A stickler for perfection in thought and execution, Promoth deftly spearheaded several transformational projects in the organisation.   He played a significant role in streamlining the Finance and Accounts function, process & system development and corporate planning of India Operations. In November 2003, Promoth was promoted to the post of Finance Manager of UAE Exchange, UAE. His experience, innovative thinking and team playing skills helped in streamlining processes of the global financial function of UAE Exchange.   In 2005, Promoth was elevated to the position of Vice President – Operations of UAE Exchange which marked a new era in the history of UAE Exchange. The various projects and initiatives he undertook substantiated his skills and effectiveness in strategic and operational areas and UAE Exchange, during this period, achieved outstanding success transforming itself into a global remittance and foreign exchange brand. In 2009, Promoth became the Vice President – Global Operations of UAE Exchange, leading the Global Operations team of UAE Exchange, which included the Global Country Operations and various functions and departments at its Global Head Quarters in Abu Dhabi. Subsequently, in 2014 Promoth was elevated as the Dy. Chief Executive Officer.   Promoth’s natural flair for negotiation and problem-solving skills enabled the group’s recent acquisition of Travelex, the world’s independent foreign exchange specialist, earning it the ‘Deals of the Year Award’ from The Banker Magazine in the Mergers and Acquisitions category. In 2015 Promoth was chosen the Chief Executive Officer of the UAE Exchange Group of Companies.   Under his hegemony, UAE Exchange earned coveted recognition from various quarters including ISO 9001 & 14001 certification, Superbrand status in 2009 to 2016 consecutively, TISSE 2012 certification, Banker Middle East Product Award, Deutsche Bank & Standard Chartered Bank STP Excellence Award, Customer Service Week Star Award for 2010, 2011 and 2012, consecutively, Dubai Quality Award, The Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum Business Award, Dubai Service Excellence Scheme Award, Banker Middle East Product Award, Asia’s Most Promising Brand Award etc.   Promoth’s love for numbers and his contributions in the financial realm has earned him several awards and recognitions. Promoth was conferred the prestigious Excellence in Finance & Profession Award instituted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Abu Dhabi Chapter in 2015. Promoth is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 2000 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. He was awarded Finance CEO of the Year Award at the Indian CEO’s Awards by ITP Group in 2016. Finance CEO of the Year from Indian CEO Awards 2016. Promoth was named Global Finance Leader of Golden Achievement Awards Dubai 4th Edition 2016 by Global Media Event. He was featured in the 2017 edition of the “Most Powerful 100 Malayalees in the UAE” by IMG Media group. World Leadership Federation conferred on him the Visionary CEO of the Year Award 2017. Banker Middle East magazine honoured him with the CEO Award for Excellence in Financial Services during Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2017.   Promoth’s overarching principle of excellence has helped the brand firmly root itself in the labyrinthine ways of the money movement industry.
Dr. Mussaad Al Razouki
Dr. Razouki has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investment with a focus on healthcare and technology, shifting from an excellence in clinical practice and research to the management and financing of healthcare and education systems. A graduate of Columbia Business School, Dr. Razouki is the first ever Arab national to receive an MBA with a focus on Healthcare Management and Finance. Dr. Razouki is a member of the Hermes Honors Society of Columbia Business School, an honour bestowed on the top 1000 global alumni of the University. An Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon by training, Dr. Razouki has completed clinical rotations at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center, Harlem Hospital, Cleveland University Hospital of Case Western Reserve University and Mass General Hospital of Harvard University. Dr. Razouki graduated with Cum Laude Honors from Creighton University with a Bachelors in Biology (Ethology) and TPP (Theology, Philosophy and Political Science).   Dr. Razouki is the current Chief Investment and Business Development Officer of Kuwait Life Sciences Company (KLSC) where he is part of a team that manages over 100 million dollars in assets under management including local, regional and international investments on behalf of the Kuwait Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of Kuwait. Dr. Razouki is a regional thought leader within the Middle East life sciences industry and has championed the building of strong pillars of the local life sciences ecosystem including the region’s premiere pharmaceutical licensing and distribution platform; NewBridge - a 50 mn USD revenue company operating across all 22 MENA countries including Iraq, Iran and Turkey as well as South Africa, Clinart – the region’s top Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and host of the first ever Phase II Clinical Trial in the history of Kuwait at the Dasman Diabetes Institute, eCore – the region’s top active pharmaceutical ingredients licensor and distributor, the Life Sciences Academy – the region’s first ever training and development company focused on the healthcare and life sciences industry as well as Innomedics – one of Kuwait’s top medical device distribution companies that pioneered the distribution of personalized digital health products in the region.    At KLSC, Dr. Razouki and his team have invested and co-invested with some of the world’s top life science venture capital funds including, New Leaf Venture Partners in New York, Wellington Partners in Munich and Kearny Venture Partners and Presidio Partners both of which are based in San Francisco. Notable investment direct and indirect investment include: CRISPR Therapeutics - a leading personalized genomic medicine company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts (NASDAQ: CRSP), iRhythm Technologies, based in San Francisco, which closed 56% above its listed stock price on the first day of its IPO (NASDAQ: IRTC), Quanta Fluid Solutions – one of the world’s first home hemodialysis manufacturers, Median Technologies – a leading global provider of medical imaging solutions, especially in the field of oncology based in France (EPA: ALMDT) and SuperSonic Imagine – a leading global provider of medical ultrasound solutions also based in France (EPA: SSI).
SONIA WEYMULLER
Sonia Weymuller is a Founding Partner of VentureSouq, a GCC-based early stage equity funding platform. Previously, she headed Advertising Sales for Turner Broadcasting’s portfolio of children’s platforms across MENA and Africa. Prior to Turner, Sonia worked with Viacom’s Emerging Markets’ Strategy Group and Microsoft’s Strategy and M&A team in London. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an MSc from the London School of Economics. Sonia is a Charter Member for TiE's Dubai chapter, serves as the UAE Director for the Yale Alumni Schools Committee, is a Board Member and mentor for e7 Daughters of the Emirates, a social enterprise platform for Emirati women ages 18-25 and an advisor to Air Shepherd, a non-profit that harnesses the power of technology to pre-empt poaching activities in Africa.
HASAN HAIDER
Hasan Haider is a Partner at 500 Startups, the most active venture capital firm in the world, based in Silicon Valley, with 1,800+ investments in 50+ countries and $330m in AuM. Hasan heads the firm's practice in the MENA region, with the Arabic speaking market being a core area of focus. 500 Startups has invested in close to 40 startups in the region over the course of the last 3 years, including Wuzzuf, Jamalon and Fetchr. Hasan is also the CEO and founder of Tenmou, the first business angel organisation in Bahrain and one of the first in the MENA region, and a founding member of the MENA Angel Investors Network (MAIN), an association of all the active angel investment groups in the region. Hasan’s work in developing angel investment in emerging markets through Tenmou has been picked up as a case study by the World Bank and is taught to entrepreneurship policy makers at Babson College.
RAMI AL KARMI
Rami is a proud geek, investor, executive coach, and advisor. He is the Jordan Ahli Bank Group’s Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Ahli financial technologies company (Ahli Fintech). Rami is a mentor at 500 Startups, chairman at F03 Venture Partners, Octonius.com, Executive Vice-Chairman at startup factory Pixel & Theory, and at Girls in Tech Jordan, a member of the board at Al Raed Arabi School, and a member of the advisory board of WAKE International in San Francisco. On his mission to activate startup and innovation ecosystems he was Advisor at ZAIN Jordan's CEO Office where he institutionalised the 1st Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility (CER) division, designed and lead ZAIN Innovation Campus – ZINC, lead interventions with Qatar Development Bank's Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), Digital&Beyond powered by Ooredoo, N2V Labs, FastForward Palestine and Venture Lab at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology KAUST. Rami founded his 1st startup at the age of 19, he holds an Electrical Engineering degree from University of Jordan, and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at HAAS UC Berkeley, and “The Leading for the Future”, and “The Leading, Organizing for Action” Executive Programs at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Senior Executive Education Program at UC San Diego. Rami is a passionate advocate of the Lean Startup movement and is a regular judge, mentor & keynote speaker at the region's important entrepreneurship & technology events. He designed and produced a number of events and interventions in this space including the THINKZINC speaker series, LeanStartupProgram, BackToStartupBasics, and his popular snapchat AskMeAnything #Entrepreneurship #Investment daily segment in simple Arabic language no lingo.
Ahmad Saleh
Ahmad Saleh is the Head of Patents and Designs (R&D and Innovations) in the Intellectual Property department, based in Dubai. Ahmad is also a member of the Education, Healthcare, Projects and Rail groups. Ahmad is a Canadian attorney and engineer coming with over 12 years of higher education studies in law and engineering and 12 years of western and local experience in IP and commercial law. He has worked for reputable Canadian and international law firms before joining Al Tamimi as Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations) in September 2013.  Ahmad is experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of technical areas including ICT, computer/software, electrical/electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, aerospace & defence, clean energy, education, transport, and oil & gas.  He represents a wide range of clients in these sectors, ranging from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to multinational companies and universities, in the protection, management and enforcement of their innovations locally and internationally.    Ahmad advises governmental entities in a wide range of innovation-related matters including high-level innovation strategies, legislative, regulatory, innovation policies, processes, and innovation fostering. Ahmad also assists governmental entities in setting legal frameworks for the implementation and deployment of innovation projects and organisations inside the country. Ahmad also assists clients in the private sector in a wide range of IP and commercial-related matters, including advising on regional and international patent protection strategies, advising on the patentability, freedom-to-operate and the validity/infringement of inventions, conducting due diligences in the frame of technology transfer and rights acquisitions, negotiating and drafting technology transfer and other innovation-related agreements, advising in dispute resolutions involving IP conflicting matters including patent litigation, managing global patent portfolios, and drafting and prosecuting  patent applications worldwide.  Ahmad manages over 1000 matters and 250 clients for both private and public entities. Ahmad is one of the most experienced patent lawyers and innovation councils in the Middle East and he is widely recognised for his strategic and visionary thinking and leadership. Ahmad is regularly invited to speak in innovation events and has been interviewed on different television channels, newspapers and magazines on multiple occasions in relation to innovations, entrepreneurship and intellectual property, including Dubai TV, Emarat TV, the National, International Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, and others and has extensive publications.
PAUL KENNY
Paul Kenny is a renowned Technology Entrepreneur in the Middle East. Kenny is one of the most important figures in the startup space in the MENA region and is an active investor, mentor and advisor to numerous companies around the world.  He is a founding partner at Emerge Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on high-impact early stage and Series A investments in Emerging Markets.  Kenny previously founded Dubai-based online coupon website, Cobone, which was later sold in a multi-million-euro deal, to the US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management.   Paul has been selected as the 10th most influential person under the age of 30 in the Middle East, one of the 25 most important people in technology in the region, in the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in the Middle East by Gulf Business and one of the 30 under 30 shaping Ireland's future by Ireland’s biggest news website; The Independent.  In September and October 2012 Paul won the Middle East Entrepreneur of the Year by Gulf Business and the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award, highlighting the explosive growth achieved so early in his career. He has made numerous investments into Technology companies worldwide and sits as a board member and advisor to several companies.   Currently Managing Director of the AYM Commerce group, an investment holding company specialising in breakthrough digital technologies and online business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 
DR. AHMAD ALJAZAERI
Dr. Ahmad is the Chief Executive Officer of Waad Holding and Waad Academy where he is accountable for the company’s financial resources, growth and performance. He oversees strategic direction and priorities; leads and coach’s executive management team and monitors the performance of all Strategic Business Units. Dr. Ahmad strives to lead the company to achieve its vision, realise its mission and reach its strategic goals. Through his work at Waad Holding, Dar Althikr schools were continuously ranked in the top best schools in the kingdom and the best school in Jeddah. It also gained the trust and recognition of Mawhiba to become the biggest partner in the kingdom. Dar Althikr and its students received many national and international awards in the last several years. Under his leadership, Waad Holding increased its investments in the private education sector and launched Waad Academy international school as one of the largest and most advanced schools in the region that are already been recognised as a new model for education bringing many innovations to the sector and achieving many early successes. It also invested in the preschool sector by launching Bloom kindergarten to serve this age segment. Dr. Ahmad holds a bachelor and high diploma degrees in dentistry and a master’s degree in business administration. He is married with 3 children.
Sam Quaswami
Sam has 14 years’ experience working for international investment banks in London and MENA-region investment banks in Dubai. Prior to founding Eureeca, he served as Director for MENA Equities at Arqaam Capital, and Vice President of Equity Capital Markets at SHUAA Capital.  
DIMPLE SAHNI
Dimple Sahni joined Anthos Asset Management in the fall of 2014. As Senior Director of the impact investing team, Dimple is responsible for originating investments, managing relationships, and helping to execute strategies for the portfolios at Anthos Asset Management dedicated to impact investing. This includes Skopos Impact Fund, a global, private, impact investing fund focused on measurable, positive social and environmental returns alongside financial returns, with the aim to promote human dignity and social justice. Originally from India, Dimple is an experienced investment professional – with over 20 years of experience in impact investing, investment banking, technology, emerging markets, and venture capital – who began her career in finance working for Goldman Sachs. She then launched a social enterprise focused on education, which was later sold to Accenture. Dimple more recently worked in venture capital and private equity for Omidyar Network, an impact investing organisation, and L Capital Partners in its technology, energy and environment practice where she was a Kauffman Fellow. Most recently Dimple consulted with Unilever Corporate Ventures on its exploration of a venture investment program in emerging Asia. Dimple holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received her BA from the University of Chicago. Dimple recently relocated from San Francisco to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is fluent in Hindi.
Husni Khuffash
Husni Khuffash is a well-educated and highly experienced international business development leader with a wealth of experience gained mostly in Education, ICT/Digital & Media sector. Husni managed and worked for globally recognised companies such as Google, Microsoft and Maktoob/Yahoo in the MEA region. Husni now is a Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer for Almentor.net, a cutting-edge online video marketplace to create hope & develop people skills by providing inspirational talks and an e-learning and personal/professional self-development courses. Khuffash holds an Executive MBA from London Business School and Columbia University.
Osama Audi
Osama Audi is a Partner in King & Spalding’s Dubai and affiliated Riyadh offices.  Osama is a private equity and venture capital lawyer who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, complex corporate structuring and corporate finance acting for private equity, real estate and alternative investment funds, closely-held businesses and large and mid-tier multi-nationals in various sectors including the venture capital, technology/e-commerce, hospitality and leisure, consumer goods and retail, oil & gas, healthcare and education sectors. He is particularly recognised by clients for his knowledge of the issues relating to, and the structuring of, transactions with a nexus to the countries in the MENA region and sub-Saharan Africa but with a particular focus on the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. Osama has advised on some of the leading e-commerce and venture capital transactions in the region including Delivery Hero Holding GmbH on the acquisition of the online and mobile food ordering company Talabat.com with operations in all of the GCC countries, from Rocket Internet AG. At closing, the transaction was the largest technology acquisition in the region since Yahoo!’s acquisition of Maktoob in 2009. He continues to advise Delivery Hero on numerous regional transactions. In addition, Osama advised Future Entertainment Works on its joint venture with a number of parties including Winsun, the Shanghai-based developer of large scale, construction 3-D printing technology. He drafted and negotiated the joint venture agreement, sale and purchase agreement to acquire a large scale 3-D printer and various licensing and technology support agreements. The joint venture printed the Office of the Future project for the Executive Office of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid which is situated outside of Emirates Towers.
Anthony Hobeika
Anthony heads MENA Research Partners (“MRP”), a research and consulting outsourcing company offering customised and syndicated business intelligence to corporations in the Middle East & North Africa (“MENA”). MRP offers economic, sector, market and financial research, providing products like financial modelling, valuations, equity and fixed income research, business plans, feasibility studies and review of feasibilities, investment memos, debt/equity/bank loan documentation, sector assessments & prioritization, competition mapping, market surveys, white labeling of publications, database building, among others. Its client base is made up of both financial and non-financial institutions. MRP’s research centres are spread across the UAE, Lebanon, Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire. Previously, Anthony spent his career within research, consulting and strategy across MENA, having worked within the banking sector and the wider financial & investments industry. His long-standing regional positioning exposed him to many of MENA’s economic and financial cycles. He is a graduate of the prestigious Paris-Dauphine University in France.
Hussein Sayed
Hussein Al Sayed has nearly 15 years of experience in the Financial Markets. He is best known for his role as an anchor at CNBC Arabia hosting the popular evening show, Bursat Al Alam.Prior to joining the broadcast network, Hussein spent several years working in the financial services sector as a dealer, trader and analyst covering equities, commodities, and foreign exchange markets. Besides his role at CNBC Arabia, Hussein has most recently established himself as Chief Strategist Gulf & MENA for FXTM, one of the world's fastest growing online forex brokers – educating and delivering market research reports, helping traders making trading decisions.
Roger Hennekens
Roger Hennekens is a director in RSA Capital, Bangladesh, heading the M&A and Private Investments for RSA Capital. He is responsible for originating, sourcing and executing transactions (including debt related transactions) domestically and internationally. Roger is also responsible for setting up RSA Capital in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which he will manage upon commencement of operations (expected Q4 2017). Roger started his career as a strategy consultant with Accenture, focusing on financial services. He then moved to ABN AMRO Bank, Merger & Acquisitions, followed by Kempen & Co Merchant Bank (M&A) and lastly the Dutch Development Bank FMO, as a Senior Investment Officer (FI Asia) during his 16-year career. Roger holds a Master degree in Econometrics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.  
Dr. Saif AlJaibeji
Saif is Co- Founder & Interim Chairman at Ras Al Khaimah Incubator and Accelerator, a hub for startups and early stage companies in partnership with Department of Economic Development, Ras Al Khaimah Government and with Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zones. Aljaibeji is also CEO for the Middle East and Africa at UnitedHealth Group, a $180 billion diversified American healthcare company and ranked 6th on Fortune, and work with policy makers, public hospitals and payers in the regions. Saif is a surgeon and had management education at Harvard. He has a balanced corporate and startup experience.  He also worked as a policy maker with Dubai government.
Ziad W. Abdulaal
Ziad Abdulaal is a Saudi venture capitalist and entrepreneur based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He currently serves as an investment manager at Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures, a venture capital fund wholly owned by Saudi Aramco that focuses on innovative startups that aid economic development and diversification within the Kingdom. Abdulaal is also the co-founder of Mezmiz, Saudi Arabia’s premier online marketplace for healthy food. Abdulaal joined Saudi Aramco as an investment analyst in 2014 and held various assignments within the company including Aramco’s portfolio management team, managing Saudi Aramco’s non-core portfolio and was part of the team that set up the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company "Dussur”, a $2 billion fund focused on industrial investments within Saudi Arabia. Abdulaal holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from PMU and a Master of Science in Finance from Durham University.

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