Speaker Line-up

TREVOR LOY

General Partner

Flywheel Ventures

 Managing Partner and Founder of Flywheel Ventures, Trevor’s 20 years of experience serve him well, with exits and IPOs that would turn any investor green with envy! Trevor’s time away from Santa Fe is spent at Stanford, where he teaches a graduate course called "Entrepreneurial Management and Finance" – essentially VC.
 

DEEPINDER GOYAL

Founder & CEO

Zomato

 As founder and CEO of Zomato, Deepinder’s first attempt at entrepreneurship was also his first success. A former Bain and Company consultant in New Delhi, today he has conquered a sector that few others have managed to do, capturing the imagination and screen time of eaters in India and beyond.  

VANI KOLA

Managing Director

Kalaari Capital

 From Silicon Valley entrepreneur to Bangalore venture capitalist, Vani is a veteran of the VC ecosystem. Passionate about facilitating the next generation of leaders, Vani is a visionary in her field and sought-out mentor. To date, Kalaari Capital has funded more than 50 companies in India, just what we at BECO aspire to achieve!  

MUDASSIR SHEIKHA

Cofounder

Careem

 Mudassir’s name is synonymous with problem-solving. As co-founder and MD of Careem, the MENA region's largest ride hailing app, Mudassir is a passionate strategist and business builder. Mudassir was Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company in his past life, and before that spent a decade in the Silicon Valley building technology startups.  

HITESH OBEROI

CEO

Info Edge India Ltd

 As CEO of Info Edge India, Hitesh led the setup of India’s key internet properties. With an in-depth understanding of the Indian consumer internet domain, Info Edge is one of the few profitable internet companies in the country, and the premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services. 

ELIE KHOURI

CEO

OMD

 Elie has been a prominent leader in MENA's media landscape for over 14 years, and heads the operations of OMD, PHD, and Resolution, as well as several others. CEO of OMD by day, and passionate art collector by night, innovation, agility, disruption, curiosity and empowerment are values he lives and conducts his business by.  

MUSTAFA ABDEL-WADOOD

Partner - Global Head of Private Equity

The Abraaj Group

 Mustafa’s role at The Abraaj Group is far reaching, as Partner and Global Head of Private Equity and board member. He has served on the boards of several publicly listed and private companies, amassing 20 years of experience in the fields of investment management, corporate finance and business development throughout MENA and beyond.  

JONATHAN LABIN

Managing Director, MENA & Pakistan 

Facebook

 As Facebook’s first team member in MENA, Jonathan built the MENA team and business from the ground up and is responsible for growing revenues across Facebook’s family of brands. Jonathan is an experienced and hands-on tech and media leader that is passionate about building high-performance teams and growing businesses internationally.  

CHARBEL SARKIS

Head of Technology

Google MENA

 Charbel became a Googler in 2012 and now leads the retail, e-commerce, telecom and tech businesses in MENA, an area where change happens from day to day, and access to data and trends is more important than ever. Prior to Google, Charbel was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, a strategy consultant at Booz & Co, and Harvard Busines School grad.  

HUNTER LEE SOIK

Head of Global Community 

Dubai Future Foundation

 Visionary and determined, Hunter always sees obstacles as opportunities. His ambitious research into dream recording technology has been widely reported on, and today he leads the charge at Dubai Future Accelerators, which received submissions from over 2,200 companies from 73 countries, including one from scientists in Antarctica.  

ANTOINE JEBARA

CEO & Founder

Myki

 Antoine is a gifted individual with a unique mindset and outlook that shapes his vision of the future. Having launched myki on TechCrunch's prestigious Disrupt stage, his vision is to provide people a more secure life and eliminate hacking and cyber attacks. Today, from Lebanon, Antoine has built true innovation that will have global impact.  

ANTOINE JEBARA

CEO & Founder

Myki

 Antoine is a gifted individual with a unique mindset and outlook that shapes his vision of the future. Having launched myki on TechCrunch's prestigious Disrupt stage, his vision is to provide people a more secure life and eliminate hacking and cyber attacks. Today, from Lebanon, Antoine has built true innovation that will have global impact.

  

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DANY FARHA

CEO & Managing Partner

BECO

 Dany is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor, with many exits from ventures in a variety of industries. Dany co-founded and exited Bayt.com, the Middle East’s largest job site, Butlers, the UAE’s largest commercial laundry company and Intercat, one of the largest catering companies in the UAE.

 

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