Walid is the founder and Managing Partner of Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP). He has been active
in venture capital and in new venture development for the past 18 years. Walid has founded, co-founded, invested in, and led more than 35 investments/companies spanning a range of industries,including technology, consumer finance, and hospitality in Dubai, Amman, Cairo and Beirut.
Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) currently manages 4 regional Funds with Assets Under Management north of USD 120M.
Prior to founding MEVP, Walid was the CEO of Dubai International Capital’s venture arm, the Arab Business Angels Network (ABAN), which managed a regional Seed capital Fund as well as a Business Angels network. Before ABAN, he was on the investment management team of Abraaj Capital .
Walid holds a Bachelor’s of Economics from McGill University (Canada), and a Master’s in Finance from Hautes Études Commerciales, H.E.C (France).