CEO & MD of STV, a $500M technology venture capital fund.
Previously, held executive leadership roles at Google’s headquarters in California. Headed the company’s global efforts to build new businesses and partnerships for Android, Mobile, and Wireless Communications. Prior to that, built and scaled Google’s Android and 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. Directed Google’s strategy and investments to the region, grew revenues, and drove strategic partnerships.
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, executive, and investment committees. Founding Chairman of the Saudi VC & PE Association.
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.