Startup Grind with Abdulaziz Al-Loughani

Sponsored by NBK, Humble Burgers, and Tap


Abdulaziz Al-Loughani is the Vice Chairman of the Kuwait National Fund for SMEs Development, a 7-billion-dollar independent public institution responsible for developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kuwait.  Prior to this role, he was the Managing Partner of until late 2010 (which later exited to Rocket Internet in 2015), and has since been investing in technology startups, while being involved in a number of local and regional entrepreneurial initiatives.


Previously, he was a Director at Global Capital Management, the alternative investments arm of Global Investment House “Global”, and was responsible for establishing a Venture Capital practice there.  He has played a major role in managing key investments within the Private Equity Group of Global by handling various assignments on corporate restructuring, business planning, deal structuring, due diligence, and managing portfolio companies to exit. Abdulaziz has served as an executive and board member for a number of companies within the MENA region in the banking, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer finance, food & beverage, and real estate sectors. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community – Kuwait chapter.
Abdulaziz holds a Bachelor’s degree – double major in Information Systems and E-Commerce from University of Toledo, and an MBA from London Business School.


Don’t miss the chance to interact with him and learn from his insights on funding and investing. Attend the event for a nominal fee (KD 3 – Sirdab Lab members, KD 5 – non-members) and enjoy the valuable conversation, learning and networking opportunities, and the mouthwatering food sponsored by Humble Burgers.

When: 7 PM, Tuesday, February 21
Where: Sirdab Lab

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