The Euromoney Lebanon Conference

Walid Hanna

Founder and Managing Partner

Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)


Mr Walid Hanna is the founder and managing partner of Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP). He has been active in venture capital and in new venture development for the past 17 years. Walid has founded, co-founded, invested in, and led more than 35 investments/companies spanning a range of industries, including technology, consumer finance, and hospitality in Dubai, Amman, Cairo and Beirut. Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) currently manages four regional funds with assets under management north of USD120M. Before founding MEVP, Walid was the chief executive officer of Dubai International Capital’s venture arm, the Arab Business Angels Network (ABAN), which managed a regional seed capital fund as well as a business angels network. Before ABAN, he was on the investment management team of Abraaj Capital. Walid holds a bachelors degree in Economics from McGill University (Canada), and a masters in Finance from Hautes Études Commerciales, H.E.C (France).


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