V-Lab Summit Speakers
Partner | Raed Ventures
Wael is a computer engineer, serial entrepreneur, and YC alumnus who has co-founded various startups in the Silicon Valley and the Middle East. He was one of the early employees of Careem holding roles including VP of Product Management and VP of Platform Superapp Business Unit.
Head of Financial Inclusion and Strategic Partnerships | CIB
Amin is in charge of developing and executing the CIB’s financial inclusion strategy and enabling access to financial services through appropriate partnerships. He recently rejoined CIB after a two-year secondment at the Institute of International Finance.
Economic Development Practitioner | World Bank Group
Menan holds 9 years of professional experience in private sector development policy. Her current portfolio focuses on entrepreneurship policy and ecosystem development strategy, digital financial services and financial inclusion, with a focus on women and youth in MENA.
Associate Director | AUC Venture Lab
Lina has more than 10 years of experience working in national and international organizations on entrepreneurship, job creation and youth empowerment. She holds a MSc. in International Public Policy from University College London and a BA in Political Science from AUC.
Co-founder and CEO | Paymob
Islam started his career during his studies at the AUC to build Paymob, which has grown to process millions of transactions and billions of dollars each year. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC).
Investment Associate | AUC Angels
Mohamed is an investment associate at AUC Angels, the first university-based angel investor network in MENA. He is an international partner at the World Business Angels Investment Forum, an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
Sarah El Battouty
Chairman, Founder and CEO | ECOnsult
Sarah is a global award winning architect with 18 years experience in the field of Green and Environmental Buildings and Sustainable Development. She is also the founder of one of Egypt’s unique environmental design, training and strategy companies.
Senior Account Coordinator | AUC Venture Lab
Verina has worked with startups for more than five years across health-tech, fintech and creative industries. She brings her analytical and communication skillsets and a design thinking mindset, to help startups on their acceleration journey.