SYED FARHAN ZAIDI
Farhan has two decades of experience in private equity and investment banking fields operating primarily in regional emerging markets. Farhan is part of the investment and portfolio management team for the office of HE Mohamad Alabbar. He is an investment committee member for Middle East Venture Fund III and Emaar Industries and Investments. He is on the Board of many mid-sized portfolio companies. Prior to this, he worked for Meraas Holding’s subsidiary for a specific assignment of listing one of its portfolio company – a USD 700m IPO of DXB Entertainments. Up until 2014, he worked at The Abraaj Group, part of the investment team in Singapore and Dubai offices
Helmut has over 17 years worth of experience in law and management consulting. He is a Partner at A.T. Kearney where he heads the transportation department. Prior to A.T. Kearney, Helmut has held various roles at Rolland Berger and Mckinsey.
The Board is responsible for DAI’s strategic direction, oversight and corporate governance, ensuring that DAI delivers on its investment strategy on sound investing principles. The Board comprises individuals with decades of aggregated experience in principal investing, corporate finance, venture capital and entrepreneurship involving technology companies spaning the gamut of their potential life cycle. Our Board members have overseen and taken leading roles on deals ranging from early stage VC deals all the way through to multiple billion dollar exits through IPOs and complex M&A transactions.