VIEW THE 2022 SPEAKERS

Ahmed Mazlom

Curator Global Shapers Dubai Hub

Dr Chintan Vaishnav

Director, Atal Innovation Mission

Mayowa Adegoke

Award winning TV show host and international journalist - leading African media personality United Arab Emirates

Abdelaziz Almaazmi

United Arab Emirates

Rashid Abdullah Al Ghurair

Founder CAFU United Arab Emirates

Alexey Lapirov

Chief Executive Officer Microavia United Arab Emirates

H.E. Dr. Maryam Ketait

Emarati Mental Health Specialist

Yaqoob Salem Al Zaabi

Head of Trends and Innovation, Knowledge & Impact Sector Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority United Arab Emirates

Mahankali Srinivas Rao

CEO T-Hub Foundation (IN)

divya gokulnath

Co-Founder oxford analytica

Alex Nicholls

Director of Expansion AstroLabs United Arab Emirates

Suhail Sameer

CEO BharatPe

Soham Shah

CEO and Managing Director Selfdrive.ae United Arab Emirates

Belal Jassoma

Head of Business Development of the Free Zone DMCC United Arab Emirates

Pascal Murasira

MD East Africa Norrsken Rwanda

Dr. Mame Aby Seye

Délégation Générale à l’entreprenariat rapide des femmes et des jeunes Senegal Senegal

Aby Sam Thomas

Editor in Chief Entrepreneur Middle East (AE)

Aya Zaghnin

Investment Associate, Delphos International; Investment Advisor, GIZ Early Stage Investor in Africa Morocco

David Lanre Messan

Founder and CEO FirstFounders Inc. Nigeria

Kola Oyeneyin

Partner and Director Volition Capital Nigeria

Brahim Ouamane

Advisor of the General Director, Agence de Développement du Digital ADD Morocco

Charles Shyaka

General Manager 250 Startups Rwanda

Karthik Akula

Regional HeadRegional - Middle East Freshworks (IN)

Jeremy Hodara

Co-Founder and Co-CEO Jumia United Arab Emirates

Aki Anastasiou

Interviewer Johannesburg (SA)

Ladi Delano

Co-Founder and Co-CEO Moove

Suraya Turk

Managing Partner Legal Circle (AE)

Mariam Kamel

Investment Manager AUC Angels United Arab Emirates

Gerald Maithya

Africa Startups and SMEs Lead Microsoft Kenya

Bernard Laurendeau

CEO Laurendeau and Associates Estonia

Derin Adebayo

Global Lead Endeavour Catalyst United States of America

H.E. Mariam Rashid Bin Al Shaikh

Director Sharjah Business Women Council United Arab Emirates

H.E. Najla Ahmed Al-Midfa

CEO Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa United Arab Emirates

Ayesha Jasem

Senior Executive Sharjah Business Women Council United Arab Emirates

Nour Al Harmoodi

Partnerships Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa United Arab Emirates

Jessy Al Murr

United Arab Emirates

Simran Chowdry

Co-Founder and CEO BluePhin Technologies United Arab Emirates

Natasha D’Souza

United Arab Emirates

Yasmin Fansa

Sustainability Lead, Middle East & North Africa PepsiCo

Basil Moftah

General Partner Nclude VC United Arab Emirates

Elodie Robin Guillerm

Head of Growth and Strategy Hub71 United Arab Emirates

Hasan Haider

Managing Partner +VC Bahrain

Fadi Fattal

Singer and Content Creator

Fares Ghandour

Partner Wamda United Arab Emirates

Mitch Bittermann

Senior Vice President Commercial Dubai Commer City

Nick Vinckier

Head of Corporate Innovation Chalhoub

Saeed Alnofeli

Director In5 (AE)

Dr. Muna Al Dhabbah

CEO Mirradical United Arab Emirates

Gary Knight

CEO The World’s Online Festival

Amal Dokhan

General Partner 500 Global MENA United Arab Emirates

Omar Hassan

Managing Director Global Growth Hub United Arab Emirates

Russ Shaw

Founder Global Tech Advocates United Kingdom

Iyad Altaharwi

Startup Program Manager Gaza Sky Geeks- Mercy Corps Israel

Maurice Tanas

Global Partnerships Dubai Digital Chamber United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Eid

Partner PwC Middle East United Arab Emirates

Abhinav Gupta

CEO Cars24 United Arab Emirates

Dr. Eng. Lidia Grzegorczyk

CEO VELMA ESG Poland

Ashish Wadhwani

Managing Partner IvyCap Ventures Singapore

Fadi Maassarani

CEO Fastmile Saudi Arabia

Yana Yasevich

Head of Platform Alter Global (US) United States of America

Ertan Can

Managing Partner Multiple Capital

Rabih Khouri

Chief Exit Officer MEVP (AE) United Arab Emirates

Pratap Keshari Deb

Honourable Cabinet Minister, Government of Orissa Startup Odisha India

Marta Sousa Monteiro

EMEA Lead AWS Startup Loft Accelerator

Soumitra Deshpande

Global Head - Startup Program Freshworks India

Hisham Akhtar

Program and Partnerships Manager - Industry 4.0 Plug and Play Tech Center United Arab Emirates

Bijan Azad

Associate Professor, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business & Director, Darwazah Center for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship American University of Beirut (*LB)

Vikram Gupta

Founder and Managing Partner IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited United Arab Emirates

Mikk Lemberg

Chief Product Officer 1oT Estonia

Aly Madhavji

Managing Partner Blockchain Founders Fund

Niraj Singh

Founder and CEO Spinny India

Medea Nocentini

Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer Global Ventures

Nasser Saleh

Executive Chairman and Founder MadfooatCom (JO)

Maksym Plakhotnyuk

Founder and CEO ATLANT 3D Denmark

Yashish Dahiya

CEO and Co-Founder PolicyBazaar India

Aquib Moin

Co-Founder Alhazen Space United Arab Emirates

Maher Loubieh

Co-Founder Hala (KSA)

Sourjendu Medda

Founder and Chief Commercial Officer DealShare India

Lisa Ball-Lechgar

Deputy Director Tashkeel

Nikhilesh Mohan

DIDI Alumni

Joanne Hayek

Assistant Professor DIDI Alumni

Felix Ohswald

Co-Founder & CEO GoStudent GmbH (AT)

Yasmin Fansa

Sustainability Lead, Middle East & North Africa PepsiCo

Chris Lindener

Board Member in Residence Board Member in Residence Mach49

Zhong Xu

Co-founder & CEO Deliverect (BE)

Ronald Menzel

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Dreamscape and Serial Sustainable Entrepreneur (CH)

Benedetta Balducci

Head of Portfolio and Client Solutions EMEA Hermes GPE

Mahmoud Adi

Founding and GP Shorooq Partners

Dan Westgarth

Chief Operating Officer Deel United Kingdom

David Cohen

Co-Founder and Chairman Techstars

Ahmad Aljohani

CEO DMS "Digital Mobility Solutions" Saudi Arabia

Anoop Ambika

CEO Kerala Startup Mission India

Ben Harburg

Managing Partner MSA Novo

Stefano Gurciullo

Partner Redstone VC Denmark

Arjun Mohan

Founder & CEO Tenderd United Arab Emirates

Mustafa Abd Ellatif

Founder EYouth

Eng Maitha Alblooshi

Maimuna Rashid

Founder Pupilar

Vamsi Putta

Founder Unitor

Hussam Mohsineh

Program Manager Microsoft Reactor Middle East

Siddiq Farid

Smart Crowd

Ahmad Haffar

Mindloop Studios (voice of Dubai)

Dr. Khadija Toubi

Head of Data Analytics & AI Google

Dr. Abdullah Al Shaikh

Dubai Police

Reem AlMosabbah

Dubai Youth Council

Fadi Amoudi

Founder & CEO IQ United Arab Emirates

Reem Aldhaheri

UAE Higher Education lead Microsoft

Rabea Ataya

Founder & CEO Bayt.com United Arab Emirates

Ronaldo Mouchawar

Co-Founder and CEO Amazon.ae United Arab Emirates

Pardon Mujakachi

VP of Strategy & Partnerships Chipper Cash United Arab Emirates

Big Hass

Radio Presenter & Host United Arab Emirates

Stephanie Nour Prince

Partner, Network and Operations Nuwa Capital United Arab Emirates

Kyane Kassiri

Partner RaliCap Tunisia

Sneh Vaswani

Managing Partner IvyCap Ventures Singapore

Gaurav Singh

CEO Bluestone India

Pratyush Halen

Founder and CEO Fingpay India

John Ge

Co-founder & CEO Matrixport

Vishal Jindal

Founder and Co-CEO Biryani By Kilo India

Mohammed Mukhtar

Co-Founder Unipreneur Inc. United Arab Emirates

Karl Tlais

Founder iAdvisory

Reem AlMosabbeh

Co-Founder Unipreneur Inc.

Tony Idugboe

Group Head, Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions Interswitch Group United Arab Emirates

Amir Melad

Managing Director & Founding Member TIER Mobility United Arab Emirates

Wale Ayeni

Managing Partner Helios Ventures Advisors

Erich Sieber

Founder and General Partner PeakBridge United Arab Emirates

Ben Harburg

Managing Partner MSA Nova

Sharif El-Badawi

CEO Dubai Future District Fund United Arab Emirates

Charlie Graham-Brown

Chief Investment Officer & Partner Seedstars Switzerland

Hisham Al Gurg

CEO The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum United Arab Emirates

Ramez El-Serafy

CEO Flat6Labs Egypt

Faisal Aftab

Co-Founder & Managing Partner Zayn Capital Pakistan

Vivi Himmel

Co-Founder &CEO AltoVita United Kingdom

Simon Hill

Founder & CEO Wazoku

Hossein Nazarboland

CEO Pioneer Investors International Oman

Smt Ranjana Chopra

Principal Secretary, MSME - Department, Govt. Of Odisha Startup Odisha India

Dr. Omkar Rai

Executive Chairman Startup Odisha India

Marwa Aleskafi

Director of Program and Partnerships Development Tamkeen Bahrain

Dr. Sanjukta Badhai

Evangelist Startup Odisha India

Youssef Salam

CFO SWVL United Arab Emirates

Ghada Ashraf

Assistant Research Director Japan External Trade Organization - JETRO Japan

John Gray

Author Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus & mentor United States of America

Musab Abdullah

Executive Director - Investment Development Bahrain EDB Bahrain

Yasin Aboudaoud

Chief Development Officer and MP Brinc.io Bahrain

Ahmed Al Sharaf

Associate Director for Business Development Tamkeen Bahrain

Kohei Yoshioka

Chief Financial Officer IDDK Co. Ltd Japan

David Young

Managing Director Oxford Analytica

Chiharu Yamamura

Director for Research Japan External Trade Organization - JETRO Japan

Jongyoon Kim

CEO Yanolja Korea, Republic Of

Haider Ali Khan

CEO Bayut & Dubizzle United Arab Emirates

Sachiko Hara

Ethiopia expert JICA - Japanese International Cooperation Agency Ethiopia

Alex Garabedian

Investment Manager Chalhoub Ventures

Naonobu Fuwa

Nigeria Expert JICA - Japanese International Cooperation Agency Japan

Daniel Getachew

Founder and CEO Guzo Technologies Ethiopia

Anuvrat Rao

CEO and Co-Founder 1Bstories and Investment Advisor United Arab Emirates

Kushal Shah

Head of CVC e& Capital

Dalia Ibrahim

Founder and CEO EdVentures Egypt

Jamil Shinawi

Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Changemaker AHOY United Arab Emirates

Jad Antoun

CEO Huspy (AE)

Jaideep Dhanoa

Founder & CEO former Grab (Kuwait)

Jeremy Thomas

Founder & CEO Astral Tech (UK)

Joe Stringer

Partner Octopus Ventures (UK)

Maha Alkhalawi

Innovative Culture & Ecosystems Lead EY Middle East

Avigail Levine

Head of Ecosystem Samsung Next (IL)

Emanuele Torlonia

Associate Italian Angels (IT)

Anastasios Papakonstantinou

Member of EU Tech Chamber Angel Investor and Venture Builder (GR)

Charlotte Mason

Venture Partner, Antler & Startup Bootcamp Director INSEAD (UK)

Davinder Luthra

Global Digital Leader Spherex Global

Elias Aad

Senior Advisor on Tech/Digital, Investments and Entrepreneurship Strategies Roland

Ivan Zeljkovic

TV Show Host & Serial Entrepreneur

Bill Liao​

General Partner SOSV

Mohamad Issa

Co-founder and CEO Cash My Stock United Arab Emirates

Kalojan Georgiev

CEO Colibra Bulgaria EOOD Bulgaria

Kadhambari Anbalagan

Co-Founder Perfect Doc India

Azzam Fakhoury

Head of Real Estate Huspy United Arab Emirates

Ameera Mohammad

Instructor at Engineering Requirements Unit (ERU) United Arab Emirates University United Arab Emirates

Ihab Elkhouli

CEO i-kitchen United Arab Emirates

Manish Nath Tiwari

Managing Director Dream Reflection Media Pvt. Ltd India

Tina Chugani

Managing Director Proxis LLC United Arab Emirates

Mélanie Keïta Mariam

Co-Founder and CEO Melanin Kapital Limited France

Ikechukwu Arthur Anoke

Co-Founder and CEO Zuri Health Nigeria

Bethelhem Dejene

Founder and CEO Zafree Papers Ethiopia

Abrhame Endrias

Founder and Managing Director Green Agro Solution PLC Ethiopia

Mastewal Yohannes Agonafir

Product Manager Taskmoby Ethiopia

Tigabu Haile

CEO Eshi Express Ethiopia

Leoul Mekonnen

Founder and CEO Hulugram Ethiopia

Xolani Olugbenga Abejirin

CEO Xolani Health Nigeria

Oren Klaff

Author of ‘Flip the Script’ & ‘Pitch Anything’ & Founder Intersection Capital

Triska Hamid​

Editorial Director WAMDA United Arab Emirates

Lola Fernandez Flores​

Senior Investment Associate Venturesouq

Ayman Alashkar​

Founder & CEO Overwrite.ai

Chris Sheldrick

Co-Founder & CEO What3Words United Kingdom

Said Al-Mandhari

Group CEO, Oman ICT Group ITHCA Group Oman

Deena Jacob

Co-Founder & CFO Open Financial Technologies India

Samantha Evans

Director of International TechNation United Kingdom

Toon Gyssels

COO Kitopi United Arab Emirates

Marcel Dridje

President Emeritus Sophia Business Angels France

Badassa, Bayissa Badada

State Minister Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Ethiopia

Ritesh Tilani

Founder ENHANCE VENTURES

Tom Urquhart

Presenter Dubai Eye Business Breakfast (AE)

Luna Bawa

Founder and CEO Every Farmer Nigeria

Khamis Alblooshi

Director Channel Marketing & Acquisition - SoHo & SE Du United Arab Emirates

Sky Kurtz

Co-Founder and CEO Pure Harvest Smart Farms (AE)

Dana Labin

Principal Dubai Future District Fund United Arab Emirates

Osman Zin Al Abdin

Breathwork Therapist (AE)

Monis Khan

CEO Dukan Pakistan

Bina Khan

Co-Founder, Angel Investor + Strategic Advisor Summit Venture Partners LLC

Tage Kene-Okafor

Reporter TechCrunch Nigeria

Jazeer Jamal

Founder & CEO Founder GrowValley

Faizan Aslam

CEO and Founder Bookme (PK)

Phillip Tettenborn

Advisor, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GmbH)

Dr. Louiza Chitour

Senior Program and Partnerships Manager Plug and Play Tech Center (AE)

Imad Atwi

Principal Strategy& part of PwC Network (AE)

Dhianu Das

Founder Agility Ventures (IN)

Ovais Naqvi

Partner - EMEA Rise Capital (AE)

Naveen Joseph

Co-Founder, CPO, VP iMile Delivery

Balint Kelen

VP of Business Development EMEA MACH 49 (UK)

Prof. Mark Tester

Chief Scientist Red Sea Farms (KSA)

Luma Jasim Bourisly

Consultant - Director General Office Dubai Culture & Arts Authority United Arab Emirates

Elie Skaf

Co-Founder & CEO Right Farms (AE)

Ryota Takahashi

Chief Marketing Officer WARPSPACE Inc Japan

Ally Salama

Founder EMPWR

Khawla Hammad

Founder Takalam

Dr. Abdulla Al Shaikh

President Dubai Youth Council

Rizwan Sajan

CEO Danube group

Adnan Noorani

Founder Future Innovation Summit

Dr. Suaad Al Shamsi

1st Female Emarati Aircraft Engineer

H.E Abdulla Al Falasi

CEO Dubai Govt HR Dept

Hanane Benkhallouk

Founder Tawazoun

Diana Wilde

Founder Aurora50

Dr Sultan Khalifa Rashid

Regional Officer SDSN Youth (UN)

Zahra Hashi

KPMG

Razann Al Ghusein

EY

Saif Awadh

UN Resident Coordinator Office

Ann Marie

Founder The Umbrella Institute

Kevin Holiday

Managing Director C3

Latifa Bin Haider

Founder Baytuki

Zahra Khumri

Entrepreneur and Person of Determination

AbdulRahman Wahedi

Person of Determination

Hamdan Bin Saad

Tourism guide and Person of Determination

Taha Shahbaz

Trainer, Coach, and Person of Determination

Amrita Sethi

UAE's 1st and Award winning NFT Artist

Madiha Naz

1st Emarati Female Pro Gamer

Amna Al Ameri

1st Female gaming team captaing in the UAE

Sarwat Naz

Space journalist, The National

Lynn Chouman

News Editor LinkedIn United Arab Emirates

Mercedes Vela Monserrate

Head of Sustainable Finance ADGM United Arab Emirates

Nadine Mezher

Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Sarwa United Arab Emirates

Lucy Chow

Angel Investor and Author of 'Changing the Game'

Sacha Haider

Partner Global Ventures United Arab Emirates

Mutah Napolean

Beale

Mohammed Mukhtar

Rahul Dash

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Purplle India

Prashant Narang

Founder Agility Ventures India

Mano Thangaraj

Minister for Information Technology & Digital Services Government of Tamil Nadu India

Kritika Murugesan

Senior Director NASSCOM India

Dennis Ledenkof

CEO Robosculptor India