Team

A global team of experts
Ali Dabaja
Ali Dabaja
Founder & CEO

Over 12 years experience in banking and investment, most recently as Director of Investment Advisory for Standard Chartered Bank MENA. At SCB Ali was part of a small team that launched and grew the business to over $20Mio in revenue in its second year.

Muhammad Alshareef
Muhammad Alshareef
Content Adviser

Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef is the Founder and President of AlMaghrib Institute. Completing the memorisation of the Qur’an from a young age, Sh Muhammad graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah, class of 1999, with a degree in Islamic Law.

Shaykh Navaid Aziz
Content Adviser

Currently the director of student affairs and public outreach at AlMaghrib institute. He completed an Associate’s degree in Commerce and Social Sciences before heading to the illustrious Islamic University of Madinah where he completed a diploma in the Arabic language as well as a Bachelors in Islamic Law.

Mathias Eichelberger
Mathias Eichelberger
Adviser

Over 20 years of experience in the travel industry and former Director of Air and Ground Transportation at Expedia. Mathias joined Expedia in 2001 and was part of the company’s management team, responsible for managing the company’s largest supply partners with over $2 billion in annual sales.

Tarek Kabrit
Tarek Kabrit
Adviser

A Director and Principal with Abraaj Capital, Tarek has over 12 years of investment and strategy experience in the region. Before moving into PE he worked as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in London and Dubai closing over US$ 2bn worth of M&A deals. Prior to that, he worked as a strategy consultant with Booz and Co in the Middle East advising top clients.

Mohammed Jamal
Product Manager

Mohammad joined our team with experience managing and developing Mobile apps for companies across the MENA region. He has developed apps for major media organisations including Wamda and TedX. Mohammad also consulted for a mobile telecom operator in Saudi Arabia.