Webit Speaker, Managing Partner, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
Walid has been active in venture capital and in new venture development for the past 15 years and successfully completed more than 20 VC investments in the past 3 years. Prior to founding MEVP, he was the CEO of Dubai International Capital's venture arm, the Arab Business Angels Network (ABAN), which manages a regional seed venture fund as well as a Business Angels network. Before ABAN, he was on the investment-management team of Abraaj Capital. Walid has also co-founded, invested in, and led several startups in the MENA region, spanning a range of industries, including technology, consumer finance, and hospitality (Orange Holding).
He holds a Bachelor's of Economics from McGill University (Canada), and a Master's in Finance from Hautes Études Commerciales, H.E.C (France).