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Overview

Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani and Dany Farha discuss the roles of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and venture capital in delivering growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

About the Speaker(s)

Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani

Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani is the vice chairman and executive director of the Kuwait National Fund for SMEs Development, an independent public institution that is responsible for developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kuwait. Previously, he was a director at Global Capital Management. Mr. Al Loughani has served as a member of the board on a number of companies within the MENA region in the banking, consumer finance, food and beverage, and real estate sectors. He also previously served as managing partner of 6alabat.com, now Talabat.com. Mr. Al Loughani is an active angel investor.

Dany Farha

Dany Farha is co-founder and CEO of BECO Capital, a venture capital firm focusing on technology companies in the MENA region. He is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded and exited many businesses in MENA, including Bayt.com. Mr. Farha also sits on the boards of several portfolio companies.