SEF 2018

In 2018, SEF gave the attendees one mission: to dare to be different. All great ideas must start somewhere, and SEF is the platform



H.E. Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi
Executive Chairman of the Department of Government Relations
Gary Vaynerhchuk
Chairman, VaynerX
Huda & Mona Kattan
Co-founders, Huda Beauty
Kathryn Parsons
Co-founder and CEO, Decoded
CEO, MindValley
Hussa Al Humaidhi
Co-founder of Nuqat
Magnus Olsson
Founder, Careem
Baroness Susan Greenfield
Author and Research Neuroscientist
Leila Janah
Founder and CEO, Samasource and LXMI
Mudassir Sheikha
Co-Founder & CEO
H.E. Mohamed Bin Taliah
Assistant Director General for Government Services Sector and the Assistant Director General for Corporate Services Sector at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future
P. K . Gulati
Chairman Emeritus, TiE Global, and Founder, The Assembly
Tamara Pupic
Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East
Cindy Ochoa
Co-founder and Executive Director, StartupGDL
Shayma Fawaz
Founder, GOSSIP The Brand
Tarek Sayed
Growth Manager, Sheraa
Gino Yu
Founding Head of the Multimedia Innovation Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic
Bianca Praetorius
Public Speaking Trainer
Najla Al Ansari
Adwa Al Dakheel
Entrepreneur, Investor, Pilot, Musician, Diver, Writer, Founder
Falak Investment Hub
Amal Bahloul
Founder, Lights, Camera, Learn
Asra Nadeem
VP Programs, Draper Ventures
Carla Koffel
Pearl Initiative
Caroline Faraj
VP & Editor in Chief, CNN Arabic
Christina Andreassen
Womentum Program Manager, Womena
Samer Choucair
Director, CE-Creates
Salma El Hariry
CEO, Skaleup Ventures
Saeed Al Nofeli
Venture Creation Manager, Sheraa
Rami Salman
Founder & CEO of Wrappup
Claude Silver
Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia
Hanin Hazeem
Co-founder, Juxtapiece
Mashal Waqar
Founder & Managing Director, Milestone Ventures
Mashaeil Al Ali
Founder, Re: Urban Studio
Mohammad Alabbar
Chairman, Emaar Properties, and founder, Noon
Mona Ataya
Founder and CEO, Mumzworld
Dina Sherif
Executive Director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT Co-founder, Ahead of the Curve
Eman Al Mahmoud
Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Sheraa
Maria Conceicao
Founder, Maria Cristina Foundation
Nooruldeen Agha
Founder and CEO, Elabelz
Noor Shawwa
Managing Director, Endeavor UAE
Tushar Singhvi
Director, CE-Ventures
Sonia Gokhale
Partner, VentureSouq
Suzanne Al Houby
Founder, Rahhalah
Reza Kazemipour
Investor and CRO of Inuihealth
Eisa Al Serkal
Board Member, Al Serkal Group
Farida El Agamy
General Manager, Tharawat Family Business Forum
Ryan Sturgill
Director, Gaza Sky Geeks
Neil Petch
Chairman, Virtugroup
Yousif Al Abd
Co-founder, Solva
Siddiq Farid
CEO and Co-founder, Smart Crowd
Hanadi Abu Muaileq
Founder, Actiovat
Mohnad Nour
Co-Founder, F6S
Iman Bibars
Regional Director, Ashoka Arab World
Farah Al Qaissieh
Founder, StutterUAE
Hamoud Almahmoud
Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review Arabia