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Fahad AlSharekh

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TechInvest Corporation

Kuwait City, KW

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Fahad AlSharekh’s Biography

Fahad AlSharekh is 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, 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.

Fahad is a Board Member of CODED, which provides training and education in software development & programming. He was also a Board Member and subsequently Chairman, of Al Mal Investment Company. Fahad also serves as a board member of several companies including ATG, AwalNet and Saftec. In addition, Fahad is the Vice Chairman of Kamco Invest, a provider of bespoke asset management solutions.

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. In 2001 he was awarded the VISA Business Achievement Award, for internet achievements.

Fahad AlSharekh’s Newsfeed

Wired Middle East
How to get a digital cleanse in the cancel-culture age

Fahad AlSharekh, Managing Partner of TechInvest, is quoted in an article by Wired Middle East regarding the importance of his online presence.

Finance Corner by FinFirst
“Every bank needs to move into fintech”: Fahad AlSharekh, Founder of TechInvest

Fahad AlSharekh, Managing Partner of TechInvest speaks to Finfirst about fintech, he says "In Kuwait, the tech market has long been developed due to the entrepreneurial nature of Kuwaitis and the fact that it’s a free market; we have three telcos and five other ISP providers. On top of that, we’re generally early adopters. With a lot of the apps that blow up — such as Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp — the growth in Kuwait is always first."

Fahad AlSharekh’s Background

TechInvest Corporation
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.
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Sharq Capital Holding Co KSCC
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 Board Positions

Kamco Invest
Vice Chairman
Riyadh, SA
Established in 1998, KAMCO Invest is a financial services company that offers investment solutions covering asset management, investment banking and brokerage. Based in Kuwait, it is part of the Boursa Kuwait, the national stock market of Kuwait and is a subsidiary of United Gulf Bank (UGB).
CODED
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.

Previous Board Positions

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Al Alamiah Technology Group
Board Member
Kuwait City, KW
ATG are a leading professional IT firm offering a 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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Media

The Business Year
Kuwait: resilience & management in times of crisis
2020
Kuwait City, KW
Fahad AlSharekh is interviewed by The Business Year for a special report on Kuwait's resilience & management in times of crisis and accelerated digitalization bought on by Covid-19.
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Wired Magazine
It's All Arabic-English to Him
2001
In an interview with Wired Magazine, titled, 'It's All Arabic-English to Him', Fahad AlSharekh discusses Ajeeb, the English and Arabic translation site, and his reasons for starting it. Fahad says: "We realized there is one impediment for the Internet to be accepted in the Arabic-speaking world. It is language. The World Wide Web is built with English domains. Ninety percent of the content on the W

Fahad AlSharekh’s Education

MIT Sloan School of Management
Executive Program in Corporate Strategy
2002 - 2002
Northeastern University
BS Business Administration (Finance)
1992 - 1996
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