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.