Managing Partner at Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
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Walid has more than 15 years of experience in Venture Capital, strategy, corporate finance and engineering within the digital, telecom, software and media industries. Prior to joining MEVP in 2010, Walid held pervious roles as a strategy consultant for Booz & Company, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and the UAE’s Prime Ministry Executive Office focusing on telecom, media and public policies. During his stay in Dubai’s PMO (2006-2008), he worked on setting-up entrepreneurship related programs and developing incubation in the Arab World through several Dubai based initiatives such as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation.
In 2009, he completed Morgan Stanley’s summer associate program within their investment banking M&A division in London. Walid holds an industrial and urban planning engineering degree from France’s Grande Ecole Institut National des Science Appliquées de Lyon (INSA de Lyon) and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.