Walid has been active in venture capital and in new venture development for the past 18 years with 50+ VC investments executed since 2010.
Prior to founding MEVP and growing its AUM to $220M, 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, Mr. Mohamed Al Abbar (Chairman of Emaar Properties) has acquired a non-controlling stake in MEVP.
Walid has co-founded, invested in, led and exited several startups 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).