Head of Investment Taqnia
Hani Enaya has a unique diverse experience across different disciplines. He is Head of Investments at Taqnia and Managing Director of the $120 million Riyad Taqnia Fund. Hani is a co-founder and board member of Carbonics, a startup that Hani has spun out when he was an assistant professor at KACST & visiting professor at UCLA. Carbonics is a VC-backed startup that aims to revolutionize RF chip technology based on carbon semiconductors for the communication and military/defense markets.
Hani also co-founded and invested in Mad Tomato, a Saudi media company that counts some of Saudi largest firms as its customers. Hani served as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies (CEGN) at UCLA and KACST during the period 2010-2014. Prior to CEGN, Dr. Enaya spent more than 2 years with the Islamic Development Bank Group as a structured finance investment manager focusing on energy public private partnership (PPP) deals in the Middle East and South East Asia.
Hani obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and PhD Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University (NCSU). Hani graduated valedictorian and was awarded The Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Prize for academic achievements. In addition, Hani holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School Of Business.