Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee of AVF 2016 comprises high profile experts, industry executives, corporate players and investors from across the venture capital world. The Committee is led by the KAUST Innovation Fund and Cleantech Scandinavia and will oversee the selection of the companies featured during the event, deliver keynote speeches and moderate the panel discussions.

Abdul Malek Al Jaber
Founder and Chairman
MENA Apps & Arabreneur
Abdulaziz Al-Othman
Managing Director & Co-founder
(GOtech)
Aiman Al-Atiqi
Partner
Iris Capital MENA
Ben Lynch
Managing Partner
Cleantech Capital Advisors
Benoit Flammang
CEO
Beninvest & Associates
Christos Mastoras
Founder & Managing Partner
Iliad Partners
Craig Smith
CEO
Dhahran Techno Valley
Dr. Lama Al Sulaiman
Vice Chair
Jeddah Chamber of Commerce
Fred H. Walti II
Co-Founder
LACI
Hani Enaya
Head of Investment
Taqnia
Hans Maenhout
Investment Director
Finindus
Ivo Detelinov
Senior Portfolio Manager
Riyad TAQNIA Fund (RTF)
Julien Mialaret
Investment Director
Idinvest Partners
Majid Mufti
CEO
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
Mansour Al-Misfer
Managing Director
BlueVine Ventures
Mark Ballard
Commercial Director
Dow Chemical IMEA GmbH
Mazin Alshanbari
Manager
Takamol
Moustafa Magar
Head, Spin-off Investments
Aramco Entrepreneurship Center
Nabeel Koshak
Vice Chairman
Board of Directors of Wadi Makkah
Nawaf Al Sahhaf
CEO
Badir
Nicola Bettio
Head, Innovation Fund
KAUST
Omar Mohamady
CEO
Jalmud Associates
Rakan AL Eidi
Venture Partner
500 Startups
Samer Samman
Investment Manager
KAUST Innovation Fund
Tuba Terekli
CEO
Qotuf
Yousef AlYousefi
Investments Director
SADA Partners