Company: Wamda Capital
Designation: Managing partner
Known as the founder of Aramex, the so-called “father of entrepreneurship” is now managing partner at Wamda Capital, where he advocates for regional start-up concerns ranging from mentoring to funding.
At the Arabian Business Digital Forum in 2016, he urged investors and banks alike to fund nascent start-ups. He said the UAE Cabinet’s decision to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of companies could help power business growth.