Mr. Walid Faza serves as an Investment Manager, Investment Principal and Partner at Wamda Capital. Walid is responsible for screening, structuring, negotiating and executing investments as well as providing networking opportunities, strategic direction and ongoing management to the funds’ portfolio companies based throughout the region. Mr. Faza also helps in the selection, and investment at the seed/startup stage of ventures and provides access to a network of training, coaching and consultancy. Walid is an Advisor to many startups and has extensive managerial, leadership and investment experience. He works to empower entrepreneurs across the region in various capacities; as the Regional Support Unit Coordinator for the M.I.T. Enterprise Forum Arab Business Plan Competition and also as a Mentor at Mowgli, Oasis500 and the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship, among others. He served as an Investment Coordinator and Investment Manager at MENA Venture Investments Ltd. Mr. Faza was the Entrepreneurial Unit Coordinator at Aramex International. He has over 12 years of managerial, leadership and marketing experience. Upon graduation, Mr. Faza became the Founder and Director of 101 Immigration Inc. He established a music management company and founded a non-for-profit organization. Mr. Faza did his M.B.A., with honors, from the American University of Beirut between 2008 to 2010 and a B.Comm. in Marketing from Concordia University between 1996 to 1999.