Karl Tlais

Karl Tlais

Advisor at Velocity Black

Startupbootcamp FinTech Cairo Mentor

Karl is a strategic business leader with over 25 years’ experience building market presence, driving innovation and growth in markets across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle-East and Africa.
He is an advisor for a number of growing companies across the industry in region and globally, and active mentor for multiple start-ups and scale-ups. He is known as an industry transformational leader across the Web 2.0, Digital, Innovation and Venture space.

On the corporate front, Karl most recently established and led Visa’s Innovation Strategic Partnership group focused on Digital Partnerships, FinTech, Smart Cities and Ventures across CEMEA. Prior, he led Microsoft’s Enterprise Partnership and Business Development Team for MEA, and headed Cisco’s Service Provider Cloud & Managed Services Go-To-Market strategy for the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific region