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Fahad AlSharekh

Kuwait City, KW

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

TechInvest Corporation

Fahad AlSharekh

Biography

Fahad AlSharekh is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of TechInvest, which was founded to provide an opportunity for Middle East investors to obtain exposure to private investment opportunities in the technology sector. Fahad is an active member of both the MENA and US tech investment communities and also an active facilitator and champion of cross-border investing and promotion of the tech industry.

Fahad is CEO of Sharq Capital, a private holding company which operates throughout MENA & the US and Group Managing Director of Sakhr Software Company. Based in Abu Dhabi, Sakhr is the leader in advanced Arabic language technology. Through their ground-breaking research, Sakhr have created industry-first, commercial software & solutions.

With over a decade’s experience in global business development in the IT sector, Fahad has the vision and dedication to facilitate profitable joint ventures, startups and public listings in several capital financial markets.

He is on the Advisory Board of the Annual Investment Meeting Congress in Dubai, which is the premier foreign direct investment-focused event and an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy. Fahad is also a Board Member of CODED, which provides training and education in software development & programming. He was also Board Member and subsequently Chairman, of Al Mal Investment Company. Fahad is a consultant at the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority, KDIPA, and board member of several companies including ATG, AwalNet and Saftec.

As an effective corporate decision maker and with his ability to build critical relationships with key government leaders, Fahad is frequently asked to speak at global conferences and in 2001 he was awarded the VISA Business Achievement Award, for internet achievements.

Fahad AlSharekh’s Newsfeed

Future of Kuwaiti economy under the microscope at London event

Fahad AlSharekh, discussing the need to create more private-sector jobs, stated that, “The biggest problem is a lack of meaningful jobs. An accountant in the public sector will be doing relatively the same thing as an accountant in the private sector. But if we can create more niche, meaningful jobs, such as digital marketing or branding roles, which do not exist in the public sector, we can encourage more people into the private sector.”

Sovereign funds will manage USD 15 trillion in 2020

“Sustainability is the focal point of the sovereign funds,” said Fahad Al Sharekh, from Kuwait, managing partner of investment company Techinvest.

Fahad AlSharekh’s Background

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Jan 2015 - Present
Kuwait City, KW
TechInvest Corporation provides opportunities for Middle Eastern investors to obtain exposure to private investment opportunities in the technology sector, in Europe and North America. TechInvest advised and structured several deals in early, growth and late stage VC totaling over $600 million in money raised.
CEO
May 2011 - Present
Kuwait City, KW
Founded in 2007, Sharq Capital is a private holding company, which operates throughout the Middle East, North Africa and the US, with active companies in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Egypt and Washington DC.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Advisory Board Member
Sep 2017 - Present
Dubai, AE
The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) is a premier foreign direct investment-focused event. AIM is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Board Member
Oct 2016 - Present
Kuwait City, KW
Coded is the First Coding Academy in the Middle East, which aims to train and educate young men and women across MENA in software development and programming.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

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Al Alamiah Technology Group
Board Member
Kuwait City, KW
ATG are a leading professional IT firm offering wide range of products and end-to-end software solutions. Fahad initiated and supervised the transformation of the company.
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AwalNet
Co-Founder & Board Member
Riyadh, SA
One of the largest Internet providers in Saudi Arabia.
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Fahad AlSharekh’s Education

Executive Program in Corporate Strategy
2002 - 2002
BS Business Administration (Finance)
1992 - 1996
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