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Fahad AlSharekh

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

TechInvest Corporation

Kuwait City, KW

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

Fahad AlSharekh’s Newsfeed

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

Fahad AlSharekh, Founder 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: Changing the Game

TechInvest was founded in 2015 to provide an opportunity for Middle East investors to obtain exposure to private investment opportunities in the technology sector...Fahad AlSharekh, the Founder & General Partner of TechInvest Corporation, has over 21 years’ experience in global business development, with expertise and specialization in the IT and VC field.

Fahad AlSharekh’s Background

TechInvest Corporation
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.
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).
Annual Investment Meeting Congress
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.
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Previous Board Positions

Al Alamiah Technology Group logo Al Alamiah Technology Group logo
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.
AwalNet logo AwalNet logo
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.

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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