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

Ameer is the Co-Founder & Chairman of BasharSoft (Wuzzuf & Forasna), sits on the board of Egytrans, a publicly listed logistics company, and is a Board Member at ITIDA, the executive arm of the Ministry of ICT in Egypt to help in setting strategies from for Egypt on digitization, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2019 and named a Young Global Leader by the WEF.

Ameer holds a MSc degree in Computer Engineering and BSc in Electronic and Communications, and completed executive programs on   Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and business leadership executive programs at Stanford, INSEAD, and Harvard Business School.

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Ameer Sherif

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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.

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Ahmed AlSorayai

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Senior 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.

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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.

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Saud AlJathlani

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Analyst

Meshal is currently pursuing his Finance degree at KFUPM. Prior to KV, he worked as a Partnerships Associate at Scalers and served as an Intern at KPMG. Meshal co-founded a social startup called Majlis Somou. He is also a fellow at McKinsey and Co. Qimam Fellowship and BCG Jeel Tamooh Fellowship.

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Meshal AlNefaie

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mehdi Oudghiri

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Advisor