Meet Our Team

Based in Saudi Arabia, with experience and access to Europe, North America, Africa and the rest of Asia.

Our Team

Mr. Yasser Al Kadi is the CEO of Kadi Group Holding and the Managing Director of Zajil. He is a member of several boards of directors, including Derayah Financial and Bahri Company. He is also a member of the Logistic Committee in the Eastern Province Chamber and a member of the Oqal Group Board of Trustees.

Mr. Yasser has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and MBA from the University of Portland. Additionally, he completed a range of executive degrees at various universities, including Harvard, INSEAD, and London Business School.

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Yasser AlKadi

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Founding Partner

Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Turki held numerous leadership positions in different companies, including his role as an engagement manager of the McKinsey & Company subsidiary, Elixir Management Consulting. He previously worked for SABIC in multiple leadership positions. He has also worked in a number of startups in KSA and London. 

 

Abdulaziz completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from London Business School.

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Abdulaziz Al-Turki

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Managing Partner

Arjun has 5+ years’ experience in scaling startups across India and Middle East. He previously worked as a Product Manager at a Fintech unicorn in London. 

 

Arjun has an MBA from LBS and BSc Engineering from Berkeley.

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Arjun Chopra

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Senior Associate

Previously, Ahmed spent time at the Advisory division at KPMG and was a Finance Executive at Enactus Manchester.

 

Ahmed holds an MSc in Management from LBS and BSc from University of Manchester.

Ahmed AlSorayai

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Analyst

Previously, Fahad spent time working in the advisory division at KPMG, working as an analyst intern in the firm.

 

Fahad holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester.

Fahad AlFozan

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Analyst

Saud is a City University of London graduate with a Bachelor degree with Honors in Finance. He is keen and passionate towards Venture Capital, Private Equity, and the wider Investment landscape, and is always keeping an eye on new FinTech initiatives as well as the emerging technologies and startups, analyzing their financial and business models.

Saud AlJathlani

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Analyst

Olga has multiple years of experience working with technology companies: an operational role at a US-based startup, a consulting role at McKinsey, and an investor role across all investment stages.

 

She is pursuing her MBA at London Business School and has graduated with a degree in Economics and Finance from University of London.

Olga Balusova

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Associate Intern

Jingyi has worked as a management consultant for 5 years, specialising in data science. She’s also been an active angel investor in London since 2015.

Jingyi is doing her MSc Finance at LBS and has a MSc Management from LSE and graduated Valedictorian from BSc Electronics Engineering and Computer Science from Queen Mary University of London.

Jingyi Gong

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Associate Intern

Omar has a passion for technology with 6+ years in product management and development. He has a proven track record launching software and hardware products at GE, NASA, MIT Lincoln Lab, and SAP.

 

Omar holds a bachelors and masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, graduating with honors research distinction. Furthermore, Omar is completing his MBA degree at London Business

Omar Salama

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Associate Intern

Dalal has worked previously in the consulting field in Portas Consulting and The Consulting Co. as an intern. Besides, she’s part of the Jeel Tamooh program sponsored by BCG. S

 

he is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, expected to graduate in June 2022.

Dalal AlNoaimi

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Analyst Intern

Faris is a senior Finance student at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is always aspired to exploring new opportunities for improvement. During his study, he had multiple internships at Manafa Capital, Ping An, and Bader Incubator.

 

Additionally, he is a Qimam Fellow, which is a fellowship program supported by Mckinsey & Company that aims to empower most distinguished university students to achieve their full potential.

Faris AlWasel

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Analyst Intern

Our Advisors

We are blessed to be working with leading advisors in the region

Ms. Liang is a deep-tech investor and serial entrepreneur. She is a Managing Partner at FoundersX and has invested in over 30 fast-growing tech companies with strong focus on enterprise AI and big data.

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Helen Liang, PhD

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External IC Member 

Muhammed is the founder of AstroLabs, the first international business incubator licensed in KSA.
He is also the Co-Founder & ex-Managing Director of Namshi, a leading apparel online retailer. He graduated from Stanford GSB with an MBA in 2010.

Muhammed Mekki

Muhammed Mekki

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Advisor

Abdullah is the founder and ex-CEO of Offerna, Egypt’s group buying eCommerce platform. He is also the CEO of Sahl (exEgypt Pay), a leading fintech company in the region

He graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with an MBA in 2010.

Abdullah Assal

Abdullah Assal

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Advisor

Annie is the Founder of Faridan Ventures. She also has extensive experience with Mubadala and DFC

Annie has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MSc from Stanford University.

Annie Hazlehurst

Advisor

Mehdi is the CEO and co-founder of Eyewa, the largest online eyewear retailer in the Middle East. He was previously the Managing Director at Foodpanda.

Mehdi graduated with an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2014.

Mehdi Oudghiri

Mehdi Oudghiri

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Advisor