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SPEAKERS 2022

More Speakers To Be Announced Soon

Paul
Misener

Amazon

Paul
Misener

Amazon

Paul, a scientist, and attorney, founded Amazon’s economic development incentives program and Amazon’s global public policy organization. He built and led the team and then took the position of VP. He has delivered hundreds of speeches and media interviews and met countless times with political leaders around the world. He has also successfully negotiated agreements on public policy with hundreds of Representatives and Senators and dozens of US state governors. Paul also discusses innovation principles and methods with dozens of corporate CEOs and their senior leadership teams. In 2013, he acted as Chair of the technical subcommittee of the US Federal Aviation Administration’s advisory committee that recommended allowing commercial airline passengers to use portable electronics during taxi, takeoff, and landing Interestingly, Paul wanted to become an astrophysicist and conducted two projects in Princeton’s Physics Department and is still fascinated by space and time to this day

Sidra
Qasim

Atoms

Sidra
Qasim

Atoms

Sidra Qasim is a co-founder of Atoms, a Brooklyn based brand that makes the ideal everyday shoes and masks. At Atoms, Sidra leads the brand’s product development and operations. Prior to that, Qasim co-founded Markhor, a Y Combinator startup that worked with indigenous craftsmen in Pakistan to make high-end leather products. In response to the COVID-19, Sidra led the Atoms Mask project, designing and developing what WSJ said is the “Best Materials Mask” and donating half a million in the US. The popular blog Humans of New York did an in depth story on Sidra’s personal journey of growing up in rural Pakistan and building her startups. Originally from Okara, Sidra now lives in New York City.

Elie
Habib

Anghami

Elie
Habib

Anghami

Elie is the co-founder of Anghami – the leading music streaming service in the Middle East. Anghami has reached over 40 million users, raised many millions from Venture Capital firms over several rounds and partnered with MBC – the top media group in the region – as well as over 20 mobile operators. At Anghami, Elie runs the operations and product development, spending most of his time working between clouds, streams and pixels.

Madiha
“Madi”
Naz

Nigma Galaxy

Madiha
“Madi”
Naz

Nigma Galaxy

Madiha ‘Madi’ Naz is the team captain of the first ever all female esports team in the Middle East. She is also the first Pakistani female to pursue esports as a career.

Daniel
Avdagic

AV Living Lab

Daniel
Avdagic

AV Living Lab

Daniel Avdagic is the CEO of AV Living Lab, Elected Member of City Council, The City of Ljubljana, and Member of the Slovenian National Digitalization Council. As the founder and CEO of AV Living Lab, Daniel Avdagic is focused on Autonomous and Electric Mobility, Artificial Inteligence, Digital Twins and Urban Air Mobility.

Rebecca
Stringer

KidsKnowBest

Rebecca
Stringer

KidsKnowBest

Rebecca is the Research Director at KidsKnowBest, leading research in the key behaviours that impact kids’ development and helping brands develop global strategies to engage family audiences. Since joining KidsKnowBest, Rebecca has worked with brands such as Cartoon Network, eOne, Hasbro and Viacom.

Robbie
Douek

BLAST

Robbie
Douek

BLAST

Robbie is CEO of BLAST, the global esports media network delivering world class entertainment experiences. From broadcast studio shows, arena events, digital platforms or top-class multi-platform content, BLAST create’s the most exciting, exhilarating and euphoric moments in esports. Prior to BLAST, Robbie was Vice President Digital, EMEA, running digital partnerships for The Walt Disney Company. Robbie joined Disney in April 2015 as Managing Director, EMEA for Maker Studios (acquired by Disney), where he oversaw all business operations for Maker EMEA. Before joining Disney, Robbie worked at Google based in Paris and London, where he occupied three different positions – Head of Branding & YouTube Solutions across SEEMEA; Head of Mobile, SEEMEA and Head of Mobile France during his four and a half year tenure. Robbie joined Google in July 2010 through Google’s acquisition of AdMob. From 2007-2009, he headed Digital Sales for Euronews. Robbie is a graduate of French and Politics from Leeds University and has a Certification from Stanford in Advanced Project Management.

Michelle
Arrazcaeta

Polaroid

Michelle
Arrazcaeta

Polaroid

Michelle Arrazcaeta is inspired most by brave ideas and brands, compassionate people, and loud laughter. She currently works at Polaroid in Amsterdam leading brand strategy and collaborations. She’s a social innovator, creative strategist, career coach, and speaker. She turns insights into ideas and innovation for impact-driven brands whether they are her own side projects or big brands like Nike, Hewlett Packard, Crocs, and Sprite. Past jobs over the last 10 years include working at Wieden + Kennedy, The Future Company, and freelancing for Sylvain, SYPartners, TripTK, and Bionic. Side projects include a digital talk show around businesses creating social change and a travel service giving girls the guts to travel solo. Michelle balances her creative pursuits with holistic wellness, traveling and hiking, and dancing hip hop & salsa.

Khaled
Al
Huraimel

Bee’ah

Khaled
Al
Huraimel

Bee’ah

Khaled Al Huraimel is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Bee’ah and has served in this capacity since August 2009. Under his leadership, Bee’ah has transformed from a waste management company to a sustainability and digitalisation pioneer that is setting new benchmarks for quality of life across the MENA region. As the driving force behind Bee’ah’s digital vision for the future, Khaled has facilitated the achievement of several notable milestones. He led the diversification of Bee’ah’s portfolio, spearheading ventures in renewable energy, healthcare, mobility and technology. Bee’ah has always been a technology-driven organisation, and under Khaled’s leadership, it is on track to becoming one of the most digitally-enabled companies in the UAE. A major step towards realising this goal will be the company’s new headquarters, the first fully-integrated AI office in the MENA region and one of the smartest buildings in the world. Khaled is also the founder of EVOTEQ, Bee’ah’s digital transformation venture, which serves private and public sector clients across the region. EVOTEQ is using next-generation technology in its solutions, including AI, Virtual Reality, Next-Gen CyberSecurity, Autonomous Driving and Blockchain. With a focus on Platform and Cloud Services, Business Applications, as well as Smart City and IoT Services, EVOTEQ is leading the region’s largest municipal digitalisation project for the Sharjah City Municipality, as well as Sharjah’s first Tier-3 data centre. EVOTEQ has also facilitated the development of an advanced SmartTrack digital platform for end-to-end supply chain management across industries. Khaled established another Bee’ah venture, ION, which is the first sustainable transport company in the UAE. ION’s future transport solutions include autonomous, next-generation smart-shuttles that are equipped with 3D vision, environment recognition, automatic route navigation and motion-sensor doors. Recently, Khaled also launched the startup re.life, a digital ecosystem that provides smart, streamlined solutions to everyday consumer and business challenges. Today, re.life is disrupting the logistics and recycling sectors by streamlining business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions. Khalid has been key to the development of several innovations at Bee’ah, including Wastepro+, an end-to-end digital platform that optimises waste collection operations using RFID technology, tracking waste from collection point to sorting. As part of Bee’ah’s consultancy arm, he also oversaw the implementation of a blockchain-based waste permit portal for the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), the first of its kind in the city. A lifelong technophile, Khaled is co-author of the book Imagining Business with AI and is a regular contributor for leading media publications such as Arabian Business, The National, Al Bayan and Gulf News. He is also a prominent speaker in the fields of sustainability and alternative energy around the world, frequently taking part in international events and conferences. Khaled graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, from King Fahd University, and an MBA from the University of Bradford. He also graduated from the Harvard Business School’s prestigious Senior Executive Leadership Program and the Dubai Leaders Programme at the Wharton Business School.

Tameka
Vasquez

Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet)

Tameka
Vasquez

Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet)

Tameka is a strategist, educator, and futurist, with over a decade of experience working with global technology startups and enterprises. She is currently the Head of Marketing at Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company focused on urban innovation. Tameka is also a graduate school professor and lecturer who has taught at institutions including Baruch College, St. John’s University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. Tameka has spoken at conferences and events across the globe, sharing her evolving philosophies on future society and social innovation. She has been featured by Udemy for Business, IBM Think Leaders, the Content Marketing Institute, CMSWire, and the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute. Tameka was a 2020 Fortune Magazine Fellow and is an award recipient for work done exploring social impacts of artificial intelligence and other spaces of disruptive innovation. Tameka holds a B.A. in Corporate Communications from Baruch College and a M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy from Columbia University.

Hosam
Arab

tabby

Hosam
Arab

tabby

Hosam is the CEO and Co-founder of tabby, a fintech startup born in the UAE which has become one of the best funded startups in the Middle East with over $130m raised. Previously, Hosam was CEO and Co-founder of Namshi, the Middle East’s premier online fashion destination which was fully acquired by Emaar Malls in 2019. Prior to co-founding Namshi, he worked in Private Equity with Waha Capital in Abu Dhabi, managing Waha’s portfolio of assets. Hosam earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Canada’s Queen’s University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston.

Eng.
Mohammed
Al
Rasbi

OTF

Eng.
Mohammed
Al
Rasbi

OTF

Mohammed Al Rasbi is an Omani serial entrepreneur, startup mentor and technical director. Mohammed started his first business in 2003 and has since been working in the information technology industry. With a comprehensive understanding of market evolution and online technologies, Mr. Al Rasbi is responsible for major digital project launches for institutional clients in the Sultanate of Oman. Today he works as the managing director, venture investment leader and entrepreneur-in-residence at Oman Technology Fund, and runs the fund’s acceleration pre-seed and seed programs. Within the past two and half years, he has invested in and accelerated more than 110 startups in the Middle East. His international studies include The George Washington University where he earned Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering and worked several years as a senior analyst.

Mohamad
Ballout

Kitopi

Mohamad
Ballout

Kitopi

Mohamad Ballout is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kitopi, the world’s leading managed cloud kitchen platform. Founded in January 2018, Kitopi’s mission is to satisfy the world’s appetite by partnering with F&B brands to help them scale beyond borders. It currently operates across the Middle East, powering more than 200 brands, across 60+ kitchens, thanks to 2500+ Kitopians (colleagues). Prior to founding Kitopi, Mohamad co-founded BMB, which is now the largest confectionery business in the Middle East. He was critical in spearheading BMB’s growth across 32 markets and setting up the first fully-automated ethnic sweets manufacturing unit. He sold his shares to a private equity group in May 2016. Mohamad has a double major in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Management from Imperial College.

Fouad
Jeryes

Maqsam

Fouad
Jeryes

Maqsam

Fouad is the Co-Founder and Director of Business at Maqsam, MENA’s friendliest cloud communication suite for SMBs. Previously, Fouad has served as a partner & manager at various forward thinking ventures. He has led strategic consulting efforts to top tier companies including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! & others. Fouad served as a partner at one of the most vibrant content sharing portals, d1g.com. Initiated by HM King Abdullah II, Fouad was part of the founding team of Jordan’s 1st technology accelerator program, Oasis 500, where he built the mentor & angel investor networks that facilitated the investment of the first 50 startups. Fouad co-founded Alpha Apps Inc., a venture-builder focussed on building technology within emerging markets around online trade. Alpha Apps Inc. ‘s products resulted in numerous accolades for the business, notably the 1st place at the largest startup gathering in Eur-Asia, Startup Istanbul, and recognition by Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos.

Saeed
Sharaf

Esports Middle East

Saeed
Sharaf

Esports Middle East

An award winning entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 8 years in the esports and gaming industry, Saeed Sharaf is also regular guest business analyst on SkyNews, CNN and other reputable outlets.

Sujoy
Ghosh

Datacultr Fintech

Sujoy
Ghosh

Datacultr Fintech

Sujoy Ghosh is the co-founder and CTO of Datacultr tackling the global problem of financial inclusion at Datacultr. He is massively experienced in driving ideas from conceptualization to production and scale, with a keen sense for what it takes to get things done. Prior to Datacultr, he built a startup in the Ad-Tech space which turned profitable and is run by a team of professional managers now. He worked at BlackBerry from 2011 to 2013, leading the App World marketing efforts across APAC, Middle East and Africa. He also built India’s first and largest Telco App Store for Airtel during his stint from 2007 to 2011. Sujoy holds a Master’s in Business from IMI, and Bachelor’s in Information Technology from Delhi University.

Kevin
Holliday

C3 (Companies Creating Change)

Kevin
Holliday

C3 (Companies Creating Change)

Kevin has over 20 years of strategy and finance experience across the globe, with broad exposure to different sectors and business models within complex and dynamic environments. He is the Managing Director of C3 (Companies Creating Change), a UAE-based social enterprise enabling impact-driven entrepreneurs to become active agents of positive impact by providing access to transformative innovation and acceleration programs across the Middle East and Africa. Kevin has previously held senior positions at AW Rostamani Group, OSN, Global Integrated Security, Networkers International Plc, and Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc. He has substantial experience in high growth, fast-paced, innovative environments, with exceptional strengths in strategic development and execution, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship. Kevin is a qualified chartered management accountant (London, UK) and an MBA from Warwick Business school (Warwick, UK).

Koert
Bakker

PwC Netherlands

Koert
Bakker

PwC Netherlands

Koert Bakker is an internationally respected researcher, strategist and customer experience specialist. He began his career as a pioneer in co-creation at leading agencies in Amsterdam and then expanded his skills into evidence-based design with top digital agencies in New York, Boulder and San Francisco. He recently returned to The Netherlands to head up strategy at the PwC Experience Center in Amsterdam, where he focuses on solving important problems for people, business and society.

Srinu
Chowhan

BitOasis

Srinu
Chowhan

BitOasis

Srinu Chowhan joined BitOasis in 2021 to lead the company’s marketing & growth initiatives. He joined the team with the objective to drive crypto adoption in the MENA region and beyond, which lined up perfectly with the BitOasis team’s vision to build a region-wide crypto ecosystem that will help revolutionize the financial industry and enable financial freedom for all. Srinu has been working in the crypto space since 2017. He has a proven track record of driving growth and helping scale businesses over his decade-long career in digital marketing.

Sabin
Muzaffar

Ananke Mag

Sabin
Muzaffar

Ananke Mag

Sabin Muzaffar is the Founder & Executive Editor of Anankemag.com – a globally respected, digital media and development platform empowering women through awareness, advocacy and education. Possessing 20+ years of experience in print and digital media, her past roles, apart from editorial, include being a UN Women’s Empower Women Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment and a mentor as well as Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor. Sabin was also among the 20 journalists selected from the EMEA region for London School of Economics, JournalismAI + Google News Initiative Program, AI Academy for Small Newsrooms. Sabin has had the privilege of speaking at global events and leading universities including Cambridge and London School of Economics focusing on women in tech, inclusion, diversity and economic empowerment. Twitter: @critoe

Aby
Sam
Thomas

Entrepreneur Middle East

Aby
Sam
Thomas

Entrepreneur Middle East

Aby Sam Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Middle East. In this role, Aby is responsible for leading the publication on its editorial front, while also working to build the brand and grow its presence across the MENA region through the development and execution of events and other programming, as well as through representation in conferences, media, etc. Aby has been working in journalism since 2011, prior to which he was an analyst programmer with Accenture, where he worked with J. P. Morgan Chase’s investment banking arm at offices in Mumbai, London, and New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

Issa
Aghabi

Access Bridge Ventures

Issa
Aghabi

Access Bridge Ventures

Issa’s career has focused on finance and investments for the past 16+ years with a focus on Venture Capital. His track record includes, having invested in 65+ direct and indirect investment deals (from $100K to $25M per transaction), managed over $150m in MENA Venture funds, launched the UAE’s first Accelerator, exited 6+ MENA based deals, supported with 2 IPOs and much more. Issa now the founder and managing partner of Access Bridge Ventures, A leading early state MEPAP focused Venture Fund.

Ayman
Alashkar

overwrite.ai

Ayman
Alashkar

overwrite.ai

An AI Implementation Strategist accredited by the prestigious MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ayman also has a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from the world-renowned Queen Mary College, University of London, and a Masters in Real Estate Investment and Development from the University of Reading (UK). With 20 years’ experience working in real estate, banking and artificial intelligence, Ayman is the founder and CEO of PropTech platform OVERWRITE.ai.

Baha
Hamadi

Deep Knowledge Group

Baha
Hamadi

Deep Knowledge Group

Baha Hamadi is a Board Member of the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA MENA) and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Community of ESG Practitioners. He also serves as a mentor for Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business, and a judge for MENA Effie Awards and MEPRA Awards. With over 15 years of experience in marketing and CSR, he has supported the social innovation and ESG efforts of founders and CEOs, enabling startups to generate and communicate social and environmental impact in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Baha holds a master’s degree in marketing from Middlesex University, Dubai, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Notre Dame University, Lebanon.

Morgan
Nayomi
Matthews

Peloton

Morgan
Nayomi
Matthews

Peloton

Morgan Matthews is a Cornell University Certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leader. Beginning the early parts of her career in accounting she understands the importance of your company’s ROI with DEI. She has been a panelist and keynote speaker on a variety of stages around DEI subjects such as antiracism and inclusion. She has worked with brands such as JetBlue, Away, Peloton, Banza, and Facebook. She is committed to unleashing the authenticity of employees to reshape what leadership looks like and empowering them to see beyond the ceiling.

Sophie
Smith

Nabta Health

Sophie
Smith

Nabta Health

Sophie is the Founder and CEO of Nabta Health, a hybrid healthcare platform for women providing personalised healthcare to women in emerging markets. Prior to founding Nabta, Sophie worked for Accenture as a technology consultant and then founded several impact enterprises including myZindagi (a doctor-finding platform based in Pakistan) and Le Plastics (a plastic recycling company based in Sierra Leone). Sophie’s lifetime ambition is to make healthcare affordable and accessible for all women. Sophie read History at the University of Cambridge and completed an MBA with Quantic School of Business and Technology.

Bei
Wang

Straight Fire

Bei
Wang

Straight Fire

Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Straight Fire. After working as campaign officer at Greenpeace, Bei was Editor-in-Chief and Head of the Chinese Department at Dutch broadcaster RNW Media. She then launched the digital China department at RNW and represented the Netherlands in China during the International cultural & media exchanges. Bei co-founded with Christiaan FIVE group, is a frequent guest speaker on cultural communication and has developed the Digital China minor at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. Bei is cofounder and Board Member of Pan Asian Connections (PAC), an aspiring Dutch broadcaster, is on the jury of the Mobius Advertising Awards and keynote speaker at Advertising Week Europe.

Tanya
Ponomareva

Boomerang. Part of Publicis Groupe

Tanya
Ponomareva

Boomerang. Part of Publicis Groupe

Tanya Ponomareva is a Creative Director based in Amsterdam. In her work, she’s focused on delivering smart, human-centric concepts that can contribute to positive change in the world. She is on a mission to transform the advertising industry into a better, more inclusive, equal, mindful and diverse place. She helps to build sustainable brands on a genuine foundation, giving a new generation of consumers a real communication value. As a leader, she encourages creatives to develop ideas that bring more common sense to the industry, as well as purpose-driven work to the world. She works with strategists, creatives, designers and producers to deliver the best quality on every project, establishing trust-based, long term relationships with her clients. Having worked at agencies across the globe, she is a true global citizen. She has launched creative unicorns across seven different countries, and has worked with a wide range of high-end brands. She has also won numerous prestigious international, regional and local awards including Cannes Lions, D&AD, Epica Awards, Eurobest, New York Festival et al.

Carolina
Brandao

Buck

Carolina
Brandao

Buck

Carolina Brandão is an all-around producer that went from her home country Brazil to NY and Los Angeles before landing at BUCK in Amsterdam. From Hollywood to Fashion Week, she has previously worked on feature films, – the Tribeca award-winning Saturday Church and the yet to be released directu debut from Charlie Day’s El Tonto – cooking shows, documentaries and many fashion campaigns with stars like Gisele Bundchen and Milla Jovovich. In advertising, she produced the Google Cloud Docu Series in partnership with NASA and the first-ever fully digital VR convention, Facebook Connect, besides other major projects with clients like Google, Apple, Amazon, L’Oreal, Johnny Walker and many more.

Alicia
Sornson

Village Capital

Alicia
Sornson

Village Capital

As the Manager for Programs and Partnerships in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Alicia develops strategy and programs that find, train and support entrepreneurs solving problems in the region. Prior to joining Village Capital, Alicia worked with Ashoka in Istanbul, Turkey, where she resided for many years, as well as other non-profit organizations in Washington DC. She is especially passionate about the ability for businesses to foster positive social change, mitigate violence and protect the environment. Alicia holds a MA in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Sabanci University and a BA in International Studies from Susquehanna University.

Marius
Ciavola

Tradeling

Marius
Ciavola

Tradeling

A seasoned operational head with vast experience in the Middle East e-commerce space, Marius Ciavola is Chief Executive Officer at Tradeling.com, the MENA region’s primary B2B e-commerce platform. Before joining Tradeling in 2020 he was Head of Logistics at Amazon Middle East where he built the operations and grew the firm’s regional logistics business from the ground up and led large-scale expansion projects in the region.

Abdullah
Abu
Sheikh

Rizek

Abdullah
Abu
Sheikh

Rizek

Abdallah Abu-Sheikh is one of the top tech entrepreneurs in the MENA region, an accomplished serial entrepreneur and global keynote speaker. He is globally renowned for launching ground-breaking future-ready platforms centered on sustainability, mobility and digitalization, led by unconventional strategies and strong business ethics. Among his successful projects is RIZEK, a localized digital marketplace launched in 2020 to meet the lifestyle needs of UAE residents through verified service providers. Securing over $10 million in funds, the super app was ranked among the Most-Funded Start-ups in the Middle East by Forbes ME. Looking ahead, Abdallah’s new venture BARQ is set to be a game-changer, as the first-of-its-kind tech-driven network of electric vehicles built to serve the MENA region’s last mile delivery sector. BARQ will offer ground-breaking solutions to address the transport industry’s much-needed demand for efficiency, comfort, and rider safety. Abdallah is passionate about creating an informed youth community. He is often invited to speak at regional and international platforms such as TEDx, delivering keynotes and thoughts on start-up culture and fundraising, business strategies, growth and diversification, digital transformation and more. Looking back, Abdallah is a global citizen. He spent his younger years between England and China, with a family presence in The Gambia in West Africa. Abdallah’s earlier projects were focused on renewable energy and achieved $700 million in assets within three years of entering sub-Saharan Africa, and he studied at Dalhousie University in Canada, where he acquired a degree in Accounting and Finance. Abdallah has always steered clear from the culture of “founder fever”, where leaders talk big but take no action. His approach to business took on a renewed perspective after life-changing incident in 2014 that left him bound to a wheelchair for three months. This further strengthened his resolve to practice mindful leadership. On a personal note, Abdallah is passionate about literature and poetry with a keen interest in fund-raising, technology, and nurturing talents of Arab youth. He further integrates human elements across his business models and strives to create a conscious start-up community that continues to inspire and evolve.

Aref
Aabed

MBC

Aref
Aabed

MBC

Aref is the mobile business manager at MBC Group, managing the mobile apps portfolio of MBC and MBC Partners, as well as WIZZO Mobile App, the biggest Arab gaming community platforms in the Middle East & North Africa with 12m+ downloads.

Stefano
Fallaha

Podeo

Stefano
Fallaha

Podeo

Stefano Fallaha is the CEO & Founder of Podeo بوديو , one of the fastest growing media-tech companies in MENA. Podeo is a podcast platform that enables creators & publishers to record, host and distribute their podcasts on global podcasting directories, including the Podeo app which has been named the “Netflix of Arabic Podcasts”. At the age of 23, Stefano is on the list of Forbes 30 Under 30 and has landed recognition from global press publications and international investors backing Podeo’s vision of localizing the digital audio ecosystem.

Rayan
Dawud

Outliers Venture Capital

Rayan
Dawud

Outliers Venture Capital

Rayan is an Investment Partner at Outliers Venture Capital. Prior to joining Outliers, Rayan was responsible for acquisitions and integrations as a member of the Careem Corporate Development Team and launched new products as the Assistant General Manager of the UAE. Rayan’s career in the regional tech ecosystem began at Wamda Capital, where he spent two years sourcing, analyzing, and executing investments. Before moving to the region, he spent five years in strategy and operations consulting in the US and EU with Accenture Strategy, helping Fortune 100 clients plan and execute their digital and M&A strategies. Rayan holds an MBA from INSEAD, as well as a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts.

Chaymae
Samir

madebysunday.com

Chaymae
Samir

madebysunday.com

Chaymae is a successful entrepreneur shaking up the overpriced, overcomplicated skincare world with MADEBYSUNDAY.COM. In less than two years, and with no external funding, the brand has amassed a great number of die hard fans who are now shopping highly concentrated, clean and effective formulas, at accessible prices, through their website and 800 stockists around the world. madebySUNDAY was also recognised as one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK by NatWest (leading bank in the UK) and was awarded the Best E-Commerce Award in England. madebySUNDAY has now set up another HQ in Dubai and is expanding its warehouse operations in the region. Prior to starting madebySUNDAY, Chaymae exited two businesses and has spoken to and advised Fortune 500 and heads of states on matters related to entrepreneurship and marketing. Chaymae’s inspiring narrative led to her ranking as one of the most influential women behind brands in the Middle East by Forbes and one of the most powerful women in business in Morocco. With a personal global reach of 200,000 followers, Chaymae is obsessed with bringing high quality, accessible and sustainable brands for all, while inspiring others to achieve their goals and settle for nothing short of extraordinary.

Katarina
Uherova
Hasbani

Enrupt

Katarina
Uherova
Hasbani

Enrupt

Katarina created Enrupt to build companies of the future based on zero carbon, decentralised and digital energy solutions. Enrupt is a ecommunity of energy innovators and industry professionals. Insights generated through Enrupt research and community activities help us stay up to date with new ideas from across the globe. Katarina has 18 years of professional experience in energy from government & consulting in Europe, Middle East & South-East Asia. Over the past 4 years, I managed 6+ Million USD of energy transition projects for clients in Europe, South East Asia and Middle East spanning across strategy, innovation, research and project implementation. Katarina is currently Member of the Board for Insead Alumni Global Energy Club. Her past roles include Board Member and Vice President of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (Industry association, HQ in Belgium), Female Founders (Non-profit, HQ in Singapore) and Global Committee of Insead Alumni Women in Business.