Walid Hanna is the founder and CEO of Middle East Venture Partners. He has been active in venture capital and new venture development for the past 19 years, with more than 50 venture capital investments executed over the last decade. Previously, Mr. Hanna was the CEO of Dubai International Capital’s venture arm, the Arab Business Angels Network, which managed a regional seed venture fund as well as the first Business Angels network in the Arab world. He has also served on the investment management team of Abraaj Capital. Mr. Hanna has co-founded, invested in, led, and exited several startups in the Middle East and North Africa region, spanning a range of industries, including technology, consumer finance, and hospitality. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from McGill University and a master’s in finance from HEC Paris.