Curator Global Shapers Dubai Hub
Director, Atal Innovation Mission
Award winning TV show host and international journalist - leading African media personality United Arab Emirates
Currently, a foreign correspondent
for one of Africa's leading news stations - Channels TV - she reports on
stories of global and African interest in the Middle East and has interviewed
several high profile personalities including CEO Dubai Tourism Issam Kazim,
Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Steve Harvey, Akon, world renowned
British artist Sacha Jafri (creator of the world's largest painting on canvas),
Congolese tycoon - Eric Mandala, World Heavyweight Champion - Francis Ngannou
and many others. With over 10 years of multi-media experience, a laudable TV
broadcasting career as well success in various leadership positions, Mayowa stands
as an expert in event compering (MC), public and motivational speaking.
She has been recognised as Media
Personality of the Year 2021 by Lovin Dubai, 1 of 12 Inspirational and
Entrepreneurial Women In The UAE 2021 by the UAE Africa Networking Group, as
well as Nominee, 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) 2021
and Nominee, Future Africa Awards Nominee 2019.
She is the co-author of ‘The Black
& African Guide To Moving To UAE’ and is currently writing her first
United Arab Emirates
Abdelaziz Al Maazmi has played a necessary role in positioning and
defining the role of the Establishment since 2007
Driving the Establishment’s growth, Abdelaziz has significantly
contributed to Support the young entrepreneurs. Abdelaziz commitment
to spearhead an entrepreneurship culture among the UAE nationals has
generated tangible results.
As part of his aim to offer exclusive support to members of the
Establishment, Abdelaziz facilitated key cooperation agreements with
several leading private and public sector organisations.
Abdelaziz Al Maazmi became as well a part of Young Entrepreneur
Competition organizer and in the Young Business Leader Awards since
2008. His responsibilities as a member to support the Young students to
start their businesses and Evaluation projects and businesses who apply
for the Young Business leader award among the Middle East.
He has rich experience to know how Conduct studies & researches to
identify SMEs needs related to the requirements of start-ups, licensing,
partnerships and establishing companies.
Al Maazmi has more than 20 year experience working in several
Founder CAFU United Arab Emirates
Chief Executive Officer Microavia United Arab Emirates
Emarati Mental Health Specialist
Head of Trends and Innovation, Knowledge & Impact Sector Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority United Arab Emirates
CEO T-Hub Foundation (IN)
Co-Founder oxford analytica
Director of Expansion AstroLabs United Arab Emirates
CEO and Managing Director Selfdrive.ae United Arab Emirates
Selfdrive.ae is the largest car rental
subscription platform in UAE.
Making it the region's first car rental & leasing platform to
offer cars direct from the dealerships.
From the concept that stated from a one-desk workstation, Soham has
led Selfdrive.ae to several milestone & has achieved 2 million days of
reservation, Expanded its operations in 6 countries in GCC & the platform
manages assets worth of 500 million US dollars.
Head of Business Development of the Free Zone DMCC United Arab Emirates
Belal Jassoma is the Head of Business Development of the
Free Zone arm of DMCC, the most interconnected Free Zone in the world, and a
leading trade and enterprise hub.
After joining DMCC in January 2011, Belal assumed the
roles of Products & Services Development Manager and Senior Business
Development Manager before taking on his current position in January 2018.
Belal has been instrumental in expanding the Free Zone
offering, introducing new products and services, member engagement programs,
and developing key strategic relationships which resulted in both business
growth and member retention. As part of his current responsibilities as Head of
BD, Belal leads several key functions for DMCC including corporate sales,
business setup, partnerships, and product development. DMCC is now home to over
18,000 businesses and was named Global Free Zone of the Year by the Financial
Times’ fDi Magazine for 7 consecutive years.
Belal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration from the American University of Sharjah and brings over 15 years
of experience in real estate, investment and government administration.
MD East Africa Norrsken Rwanda
Délégation Générale à l’entreprenariat rapide des femmes et des jeunes Senegal Senegal
Having always had a passion for
humans and driven by a desire to support and transform territories, Mame Aby
Seye turned early on to sociology and demography. With a doctorate in
Sociology-Demography, she joined the NGO ENDA Tiers-Monde in Senegal in 2004,
an experience that made her able to apprehend and work on issues specific to
Senegalese territories. After a few years in France in consulting positions,
Mame Aby Seye joined the Senegalese Caisse des Dépôts et de Consignations as
Project Manager for two years, then Head of the Territorial Development
Division for two more years.
In 2019, Mame Aby Seye was
appointed by H.E. President Macky Sall as Executive Director of the Fonds de
Financement de la Formation Professionnelle et Technique (3FPT), where she
carried the voice of vocational training in Senegal for almost three years and
reinforced the country's leadership at the pan-African level.
In 2022, Mame Aby Seye was
appointed by H.E. President Macky Sall as General Delegate for Rapid
Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth (DER/FJ), where she accompanies women and
youth in entrepreneurship, guided by a constant and sustainable focus on social
inclusion and territorial equity.
Editor in Chief Entrepreneur Middle East (AE)
Investment Associate, Delphos International; Investment Advisor, GIZ Early Stage Investor in Africa Morocco
Aya is an
investment professional at Delphos International - a Washington DC based
investment firm that targets impact investments in emerging and frontier
markets. Aya has experience in large infrastructure projects and early-stage
technology companies. She is also an early-stage investor focusing on pre-seed
and seed start-ups in Middle East and Africa. Aya sits on the board of several
companies in the African ecosystem in the areas of financial technology,
logistics, retail, and health technology. Aya is also an advisor to GIZ's SAIS
investment readiness program, which targets agribusiness and technology
companies in Africa. She is a rising angel investor, having been featured as a
shark on the Moroccan version of Shark Tank as the youngest investor on the
show. Aya aims to empower a new generation of investors on the continent.
Founder and CEO FirstFounders Inc. Nigeria
Partner and Director Volition Capital Nigeria
Kola Oyeneyin sits at the intersection of Investments, Technology, Economic
Development, Public Policy, and People, as a serial entrepreneur, investor & business
leader. Kola is a Partner and Director at Volition Cap – an African-focused Private
Equity company & Co-Lead of Opportunik Global Fund.
As an impact-oriented business leader, he has founded multiple thriving businesses
through Venia Group – a venture creation company. Venia was recognized as one of
the "Companies to Inspire Africa" by the London Stock Exchange Group, after
pioneering two new industries in Nigeria; the Coworking & Insurtech sectors. At
Volition Cap, Kola drives strategic partnerships, deal origination and global growth.
At Volition Blue LLC, a US-based company, he’s focused on bridging the Africa and
the US Markets.
Kola holds a master of Public Administration degree, from the Harvard Kennedy
School and a Computer Science degree from the University of Nottingham. He’s an
Edward Mason & Gleitsman Fellow, and a member of the Harvard Center for Public
Leadership. He is also a Desmond Tutu Fellow. Kola was recently selected as one of
the "The Most Influential People of African Descent”.
Advisor of the General Director, Agence de Développement du Digital ADD Morocco
General Manager 250 Startups Rwanda
Charles is the General Manager of 250STARTUPS Incubator where he is responsible
for resource mobilisation, sustainability and overseeing all programs of the hub.
He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and is actively involved in
different mentorship programs with both local and international organizations.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of
Rwanda where he majored in Marketing. He then completed ‘’Mastering Design
Thinking’’ from MIT which is a global tool used while supporting startups, and he
hold an MBA in Project Management from Oklahoma Christian University from
Charles is the current chairperson of Unity Investment Board where the group
invests in real estate for the last 5 years.
He is also Founder and CEO Next Africa Group which is a business consulting firm
that offers a 360 degrees business solutions ranging from Business development, ,
strategies for SME's, startups and Sustainability plan for hubs among other services
with the aim of helping organizations achieve the optimum effectiveness
Regional HeadRegional - Middle East Freshworks (IN)
Co-Founder and Co-CEO Jumia United Arab Emirates
Interviewer Johannesburg (SA)
Co-Founder and Co-CEO Moove
Managing Partner Legal Circle (AE)
Investment Manager AUC Angels United Arab Emirates
Africa Startups and SMEs Lead Microsoft Kenya
As the Startups and SMEs Lead for Microsoft’s Africa
Transformation Office, Maithya leads a team focused on empowering these
organisations through digital technologies.
Based in Kenya, he has held various commercial roles in
multiple industry sectors in the last 20 years, most recently as the
Investment Director for ARCH Cold Chain Solutions East Africa Fund, one of the
ARCH Emerging Markets funds. Together with the Managing Director,
he was responsible for the management of the US$100 million East Africa Cold
Chain Solutions fund.
Prior to this Maithya held various positions at Barclays
Bank, where he gained experience in strategy, commercial
development, consumer and corporate banking. His most recent role with the
bank was as Head of Global Clients and Financial Institutions team for Barclays
Bank in Kenya, which later rebranded to ABSA Bank Kenya.
Earlier in his career, Maithya worked at
Cadbury Schweppes between 2001 and 2007 where he held positions in Sales and
Marketing with responsibility covering emerging markets in Europe, Middle East
During his career, Maithya has lived and
worked in Kenya, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda.
He holds a BSc Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nairobi as well
as an MBA from London Business School, United Kingdom, and a Chartered
Institute of Marketing Diploma.
In 2005, Maithya founded the Precious
Sisters Charity in Kenya. The Charity supports bright individuals from underprivileged
backgrounds by paying their tuition fees through secondary school. As of January
2022, the charity had supported and actively mentored more than 320 girls in four
schools, with 96 percent of them securing admission to local and international colleges
and universities. In recognition of the charity’s impact, Maithya was awarded a
Barclays Global Citizenship Award.
CEO Laurendeau and Associates Estonia
Bernard Laurendeau is the Managing Partner at
Laurendeau & Associates. In Ethiopia, he’s advising clients in digital
transformation, startup ecosystem building, growth strategy for
startups. He also is an active angel investor with one of the portfolio companies
having raised the largest funding round in Ethiopia. Bernard
was also the Regional Director for Africa of a Silicon Valley based
big data analytics startup. At BNP Paribas, he was focusing on
offshoring and outsourcing strategies as Vice President of the Location
Strategy group in San Francisco.
Bernard draws from more than 15 years of global management consulting
experience, he holds a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from ENSTA
France, a Master of Science in aerospace engineering as well as a Master in
Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Global Lead Endeavour Catalyst United States of America
Director Sharjah Business Women Council United Arab Emirates
Mariam Bin Al Shaikh, Director
of Sharjah Business Women Council leads formulating strategic plans for SBWC,
and plays a critical role in determining new opportunities for the council and
steering the team towards achieving its mission and vision.
Al Shaikh’s talent and
application were rewarded with a membership to the Sharjah Consultative
Council in 2019. As
member of the Financial, Economic and Industrial
Affairs Committee, she is part of an elite team of professionals who advise on
policies, laws and legislation as well as services and public utilities.
Al Shaikh holds a
Bachelors’ degree in International
Studies from the American University
of Sharjah. She is also a graduate of
the Sharjah Leadership Programme and has attended several management and
leadership programmes conducted by leading international universities.
from her profession, Al Shaikh is passionate about social work,
having been a Board Member of the social organisation 1971 Team since
2014, She helps organise social charity events such as ‘Ela Jary’ and ‘Food
Drive’ and coordinates with the Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Happiness
throughout the year on initiatives to help the underprivileged.
CEO Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa United Arab Emirates
Najla Ahmed Al-Midfa is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center
(Sheraa), a government-supported entity launched in 2016, with a mandate to build the
entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sharjah, and support entrepreneurs as they build and grow
innovative startups that will contribute positively to the region’s economy.
To date, Sheraa has built a portfolio of over 122 startups, which have raised around $128m
in investment, created over 1400 jobs, and generated over $187m in cumulative revenue.
Sheraa also hosts the annual Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF), which has drawn
participation from 300 high-level speakers and over 13,000 attendees from around the
Prior to Sheraa, Najla held a senior position at Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development,
focused on SME financing, and was a consultant at McKinsey and Company’s New York
office, primarily serving clients across the financial institutions sector. Her previous
professional experience also includes roles within PricewaterhouseCoopers and Shell.
Najla is a member of the Board of Directors at United Arab Bank, Emirates Development
Bank, and Dana Gas. She was previously on the board of the Emirates Schools
Najla is Vice-Chairperson of Young Arab Leaders, and a board member of Endeavor
UAE. She is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Leadership Initiative, as well as an
Eisenhower Global Fellow.
Najla holds an MBA from Stanford University.
Senior Executive Sharjah Business Women Council United Arab Emirates
Partnerships Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa United Arab Emirates
Jessy El Murr is a multilingual, independent digital
journalist and media consultant with over 18 years of international news
A seasoned field journalist and former BBC and Sky News
Arabia correspondent, El Murr has led the coverage of major international news
as well as executed several media consulting projects for government and
private entities across GCC countries.
An experienced public speaker, El Murr holds a Master’s
degree in Integrated Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, MA and a
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the American University of Beirut. She is
fluent in Arabic, English and has an advanced knowledge in French.
Co-Founder and CEO BluePhin Technologies United Arab Emirates
a Business Designer at The Greenhouse, Founder of BluePhin Technologies,
Co-founder of Airtap, Startup Advisor and Speaker, and a UNGC Youth Ambassador.
She is a passionate, self-taught techie and social entrepreneur whose mission
is to create more impact-led tech startups. Throughout her unique journey
building innovative solutions, Simran has been featured in several publications
including Entrepreneur ME, CNN, Dubai Eye; recognized as a Bloomberg New
Economy Catalyst 2021 and has won the Sharjah EF Pitch Competition as well as
the Unilever Young Entrepreneur Award.
Sustainability Lead, Middle East & North Africa PepsiCo
General Partner Nclude VC United Arab Emirates
is an experienced company builder who works with founders to create disruptive
companies with an enterprise technology focus in MENA. Prior to Nclude, Basil
was General Partner with Global Ventures for both fund 1 and fund 2 investing
across Africa and Middle East early stage startups.
in his career, Basil was a founder member of the Reuters Venture Capital group,
investing in leading global companies including Netscape, Yahoo!, and Webex.
Basil then managed emerging markets for Reuters: A $600M business spanning
Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, India and China. In a later
role, Basil served as President of the Intellectual Property and Science
business and a member of the Senior Executive Committee at Thomson Reuters. He
was responsible for developing the strategic proposition of the $1billion
revenue business. Upon strategic execution, he prepared the division for sale
to private equity which took place in 2016 for $3.55B. Basil is an advisor,
investor and board member at numerous global technology companies. He holds a
bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in
Cairo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Head of Growth and Strategy Hub71 United Arab Emirates
Managing Partner +VC Bahrain
Singer and Content Creator
Partner Wamda United Arab Emirates
Senior Vice President Commercial Dubai Commer City
Head of Corporate Innovation Chalhoub
Director In5 (AE)
CEO Mirradical United Arab Emirates
A leading expert in the field of government customer service
development for the last one and half decade. I have a PhD in public
administration and policy, and have a Master’s degree in Executive Business
Administration. Also, I have wide local and federal level experience in leading
projects in areas of service desing, innovation labs, accelerators, customer
satisfaction, happiness and needs research, mystery shopper, customer
relationship management, partnership programs, service process re-engineering, service
standards, and service strategy. My Key success factor is creativity, were I
see myself as an entrepreneur working in a government who is professional,
dedicated, and innovative team player.
CEO The World’s Online Festival
Gary Knight is the CEO of WOLF (The World’s Online Festival), a global
community social network. After successfully completing an exit for
his previous media
production business, Knight initially joined WOLF (the app formerly
known as Palringo) as a
strategy consultant. Having worked with the likes of globally reputed
gaming organizations such
as Electronic Arts (EA) and SEGA, Knight’s extensive video game and leadership
sought out by Palringo when the then-messaging platform was looking to
change and build its gamification of engaged communities. Knight’s
analysis and strategic thinking are what would transform Palringo and eventually
lead to its rebranding, as WOLF. Knight’s vision is to create multiple
user-generated, user-performed, and user-consumed festival metaverse
environments which foster a 24/7 community of friendship and belonging. This
has been a key catalyst and driving force behind WOLF’s growth into the unique
content creation platform that it has become today.
Since obtaining a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sports and Business
Northumbria University, and subsequently a master’s degree in marketing
Business School, Knight has developed a successful track record in
building and scaling
high-growth technology-based businesses. Over the course of Knight’s
20+ year career, his
proven business acumen has grown to consist of specialties in people
strategy and development, VC funding, M&A, technology and product
and digital transformation, data analytics, brand strategy, and
Moving forward, Knight’s ambition is to continue WOLF’s development as
the leading audio
content creation platform in MENA, bringing festivals to the metaverse
with a truly unique user
experience and community. As WOLF develops its virtual 3D worlds and
venues, users will take
the opportunity to rock the stage and display their talents to live
audiences within a thriving
General Partner 500 Global MENA United Arab Emirates
Managing Director Global Growth Hub United Arab Emirates
Founder Global Tech Advocates United Kingdom
Startup Program Manager Gaza Sky Geeks- Mercy Corps Israel
Global Partnerships Dubai Digital Chamber United Arab Emirates
Partner PwC Middle East United Arab Emirates
CEO Cars24 United Arab Emirates
CEO VELMA ESG Poland
Expert in energy efficiency and ESG. Laureate of a research grant at the
Massachussetts Institute of Technology in Boston and the European Institute of
Innovation and Technology EIT Climate KIC. Lidia gained experience in the field
of energy in the USA, Germany and Poland. She advises corporations and
companies in the area of CO2 emissions and sustainable development strategies.
Independent expert on energy in the projects of the European Commission.
Managing Partner IvyCap Ventures Singapore
CEO Fastmile Saudi Arabia
Head of Platform Alter Global (US) United States of America
Managing Partner Multiple Capital
Chief Exit Officer MEVP (AE) United Arab Emirates
Honourable Cabinet Minister, Government of Orissa Startup Odisha India
EMEA Lead AWS Startup Loft Accelerator
Global Head - Startup Program Freshworks India
Soumitra has over 10 years of experience in
building various GTM and partnership engines across leading SaaS, media,
manufacturing and ITES companies. In the last three years he has helped build
the Startup program at Freshworks by building deep engagements with a global
network of VC, Incubator & Accelerator partners.
Program and Partnerships Manager - Industry 4.0 Plug and Play Tech Center United Arab Emirates
Associate Professor, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business & Director, Darwazah Center for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship American University of Beirut (*LB)
Founder and Managing Partner IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited United Arab Emirates
Chief Product Officer 1oT Estonia
Lemberg is the Chief Product Officer at 1oT. He oversees the entire product
strategy and innovation cycle at 1oT. 1oT is modernising the IoT connectivity
market with its telecom-independent eSIM connectivity service that aims to
eliminate vendor lock-in and put speed and flexibility at the heart of the IoT
Managing Partner Blockchain Founders Fund
Founder and CEO Spinny India
alumnus, Spinny Founder & CEO Niraj Singh is a seasoned serial
entrepreneur and investor. In 2007, Niraj established his first
venture, Locus Education – a test preparation and online education platform
start-up created to bridge the availability gap for aspiring students to gain
access to high-quality study material and training.
After successfully scaling
the business for four years, Niraj and the other co-founders began working
on their second venture, Tech Monkey – an internet-based content aggregation
and distribution company providing users curated information bytes suited to
their needs. By this time, Niraj was an active member of the sunrise start-up
ecosystem, engaged actively with many early-stage start-ups as an advisor and
Through these engagements, Niraj founded
Outbox Ventures – an early stage proprietary investment firm providing seed/idea
stage capital with a sector-agnostic outlook. During this period, he invested
in many next-generation start-ups, including Rapido, Drivezy (then JustRide),
Little Black Book, Tripoto, MyHQ and ShaadiSaga.
As an extremely
consumer-oriented personality, Niraj has always been keen on innovating businesses
as per the changing or evolving needs of consumers. Deep down, he wanted to resolve
a major trust deficit or pain point in the right way for a service that young
India badly ‘needs’. This happened to be in an industry that had always
attracted his attention after he had identified a clear mismatch in customer
expectations and the market service provided in the used-car segment.
Being an inveterate car
lover, he put his heart and soul into this opportunity. As a result, Spinny was
born to serve the need for quality preowned cars purchased via a delightful
buying experience. The absence of trust apart, Niraj noticed that a premium
experience was missing for people purchasing used cars, even though they spent a
significant amount in a transaction that remains highly emotional for them. For
most Indians, a car is one of the most aspirational purchases, second only to
buying a home. Therefore, with Spinny, Niraj is committed to reinventing the car-buying
experience with the right values, absolute rigour and, most importantly, pleasant
Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer Global Ventures
Executive Chairman and Founder MadfooatCom (JO)
Founder and CEO ATLANT 3D Denmark
A scientist with a
Ph.D. in Nanotechnology and Photovoltaics with expertise in nanotechnologies,
renewable and exponential technologies, and deep knowledge of photovoltaics,
semiconductor processing, solid-state physics, and material science. Member of
Forbes Technology Council, Hello Tomorrow Grand Winner, Fulbright scholar, and
CEO and Co-Founder PolicyBazaar India
Yashish Dahiya is the Chairman & CEO, PB Fintech. He started
Policybazaar.com in 2008 with a strong belief that customers in India need more
financial cover for death, disease, and disability and the long-term
profitability of the insurance industry depends upon how well the industry is
focussed on these three.
Under his leadership, the group company started PaisaBazaar.com, an
online financial marketplace for investment and lending products in 2014.
Before starting his entrepreneurial journey with PolicyBazaar.com, he
was the Managing Director of ebookers.com, a leading pan-European online travel
distributor, which was also an FTSE 250 company listed on Nasdaq. Yashish was
also a management consultant with Bain & Co. in their London office.
Yashish holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi, a Post
Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Yashish likes to spend his spare time outdoors, is the current masters national
champion in swimming and is the fifth fastest Ironman from India across all
Co-Founder Alhazen Space United Arab Emirates
Moin is the Co-founder and CEO of a UAE-based space venture "Alhazen
Space", focussing on Space Domain Awareness and Space Traffic Management.
He is a Space Science & Technology strategist, space project developer and
an Astronomy & Space Science academician. He also holds an Associate
Professor position at the UAE University. He has over 15 years of experience in
designing, developing, deploying and running Astronomy & Space R&D
projects and putting together innovative Space education programs. He has
worked on numerous high-value Astronomy & Space Science projects at various
reputed organizations and institutions.
Co-Founder Hala (KSA)
Founder and Chief Commercial Officer DealShare India
Deputy Director Tashkeel
Assistant Professor DIDI Alumni
Co-Founder & CEO GoStudent GmbH (AT)
Board Member in Residence Board Member in Residence Mach49
Co-founder & CEO Deliverect (BE)
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Dreamscape and Serial Sustainable Entrepreneur (CH)
Head of Portfolio and Client Solutions EMEA Hermes GPE
Benedetta joined Hermes GPE in 2021 to focus on business development activities in the EMEA region . Benedetta has over ten years of private equity experience across both funds, direct and co-investments including business development and placement activities. She joined from Raymond James' Cebile Capital Private Advisory team, where she was a director responsible for private equity, private debt funds and co-investment placement in Europe. Previously Benedetta worked at Generali as part of the Private Equity team, as well as the business development and institutional relations units of the Investments, Assets and Wealth Management division of the Group. Prior to that she was part of the investment team of the Italian growth capital GP Synergo, which she joined following short spells at Lazard and Nomura M&A departments. Benedetta holds an MSc in International Management from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), a Masters in Corporate Management from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and a BSc in Business Administration from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy).
Founding and GP Shorooq Partners
Chief Operating Officer Deel United Kingdom
Co-Founder and Chairman Techstars
CEO DMS "Digital Mobility Solutions" Saudi Arabia
CEO Kerala Startup Mission India
P Ambika is a serial entrepreneur, organiser and a technology enthusiast. He
presently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Kerala Startup
Mission. Anoop conceptualised and co-founded, Kreara Solutions one of the
first data analytics companies in India in 2004 quickly gained traction in
clinical trials and predictive analytics and managed the company for 12 years.
Kreara was acquired in December 2015 and later rebranded as Cognub Decision
Solutions A graduate in Computer Science and Engineering from TKM College of
Engineering, University of Kerala, Anoop worked with multi-nationals like GE,
NEC, Lucent and Nortel in various managerial capacities before starting Kreara.
When working with GE, he was also instrumental with the ISO and Six Sigma
quality initiatives that were being undertaken by the company in the late 90’s.
He underwent his management education in F W Olin Graduate School of Management
at Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is also a post graduate in Computational
Biology & Bioinformatics from University of Kerala.
Managing Partner MSA Novo
Partner Redstone VC Denmark
Founder & CEO Tenderd United Arab Emirates
Program Manager Microsoft Reactor Middle East
Mindloop Studios (voice of Dubai)
Head of Data Analytics & AI Google
Dubai Youth Council
Founder & CEO IQ United Arab Emirates
UAE Higher Education lead Microsoft
Founder & CEO Bayt.com United Arab Emirates
Co-Founder and CEO Amazon.ae United Arab Emirates
VP of Strategy & Partnerships Chipper Cash United Arab Emirates
Radio Presenter & Host United Arab Emirates