"My ambition comes from the intrigue to look for untapped areas where we as investors can add value beyond the financials. We are so intrinsically entwined in a startup's success journey that we must take the utmost care in supporting their own vision, and that excites me every day."
Entrepreneurship as a practice was an integral part of my upbringing. My father was an entrepreneur, and his hard work and dedication inspired me to pursue financial management as a tool to dissect the fundamental parts of any business.
As a CFA Charterholder, I have amassed more than a decade of work experience across venture capital, private equity, and startup experience in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and Pakistan. Before joining Wa'ed, I led the corporate finance function for Red Sea Farms, where I raised $35 million for the company in under 18 months. Before that, I worked for various impact funds, private equity boutiques, and family offices and deployed $500 million+ globally.
Focus areas: Generalist with a special interest in Agtech, SpaceTech, Quantum, Web3, and Drones.