CEO & MD, STV
CEO & MD of STV, a $500M tech venture fund anchored by STC, the largest telecom company in the Middle East. Closed first transaction in December 2016: co-led Careem's (Series D) investment round at a >$1B valuation.
Previously, led new business development and global partnerships for Google's wireless connectivity & communications efforts out of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Prior to that, built and scaled Google’s Android/Play business across Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
First joined Google in 2009 to establish and lead Google’s business operations in emerging markets in the Middle East region out of Dubai. There, shaped Google’s strategy and investments to the region, grew revenues, and drove partnerships that had impact on the regional digital ecosystem.
Prior to Google, co-founded a number of technology ventures in the US and managed different tech consulting, banking, and design engagements at Oracle, Morgan Stanley, and Blueprint. Member of a number of boards and investment committees.
Named by the MIT Technology Review as a TR35 Pan-Arab Innovator, listed on the 30 under 30 lists of Arabian Business and Gulf Business, and was first recipient of the MIT ASO Science and Technology Achievement award.
Attended MIT and received BSc and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a concentration in Economics.