Venture Amwal Editorial Board

خالد ابو ظهر
خالد ابو ظهر

Khaled Abou Zahr
CEO Eurabia Media

After graduating from Universite Paris-Dauphine and the Sorbonne University with a Master in Financial Engineering and a brief stint in investment banking; Khaled decided to join the media family business; giving the 40 years old publishing company created by his late father the modern flair it has acquired today. He also managed the tourism and real estate poles of the business in Egypt until 2013. He is now focusing on the new face of media as well as alternative investments and start-up opportunities. Khaled is also a Middle East political analyst who regularly appears on Arab News channels.


Alborz Toofani
Founder SnappCard

A dedicated entrepreneur with the passion of starting projects in the online as well as the offline space. Alborz was born and raised in Germany and that is where he started his entrepreneurial journey at an early age. He founded a real-estate business before moving to Dubai to start SnappCard – a consumer engagement and business intelligence platform for offline merchants. His passion is everything startup and food.

kareemKarim Koraytem

With over 20 years of experience in the region, Karim started his career back in 1995 with Omnicom media group in Dubai. In his 17 year tenire with the group, he climbed the corporate ladder and led the buying function of the group in his capacity of exectutive regional director.

Seeing an opportunity for a premium and personalized service in the market, Karim decided to put his entrepreneurial hat back in 2014 and start ADCOMM his own boutique premium agency with a special attention to digital in Dubai

bahrBaher Al Hakim
Founder Medicus

Baher has 10 years of experience in digital technology and building startups. With passion to stay up to date with all latest breakthrough technology and ideas, and solving problems for himself and others..

zakhariZachary Cefaratti
CEO Dalma Capital

Zachary Cefaratti is CEO and principal founder of Dalma Capital Management Limited. He is also the architect and founder of AIMtech, which leverages leading edge virtualization technology and proprietary software developed in-house to deliver Client Lifecycle Management (CLM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to hedge and private equity funds and their clients. AIMtech enables Dalma Capital’s fund management platform to efficiently provide portfolio managers with institutional capabilities – fully integrating and centralizing the front, middle and back-office.

Zachary has over 13 years’ professional experience in the financial services industry, having initially worked his way through his studies at Franklin University Switzerland, Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, London School of Economics and University of Pennsylvania while operating independent mortgage brokerage, merchant banking and insurance businesses from his dormitory. He began his search for alpha at age 7, when he began trading bonds and equities in an effort to grow assets he earned as a childhood film and television actor. His efforts at Dalma Capital have been dedicated to creating a platform on which portfolio managers can efficiently generate Alpha in a challenging market environment by significantly reducing barriers to entry, time to market and operating costs without compromising the robust operational, regulatory, legal and technological infrastructure that institutions demand.

nassibNassib Haddad
CEO CloudAppers

Nassib has 15 years experience in print and digital design and has run his own 31-time award-winning creative agency in Beirut for 11 years, and headed CloudAppers for 4 years.



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