Qamar Aftab

Investment Manager

"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.

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