Our Mission

To provide the runway for disruptive ideas, supporting entrepreneurs in their efforts to achieve sustainable value, and drive economic diversity, business innovation and entrepreneurship

Our Story

Evolving from a traditional family office into an ambitious Venture Capital and Private Equity firm

Led by a new generation of entrepreneurial investors, Al Falaj has allocated more than $20 million into new ventures and young enterprises, poised to scale-up in a wide range of sectors across MENA, Europe and South East Asia.

ExperiencedLeadership

Our entrepreneurial background comes handy in our role as an investor. We are passionate about starting, running and growing new ventures. Our investment team brings together a depth of expertise in private equity, corporate finance, business development and operational excellence.

Hamdan Al-Ketbi

Managing Director

Committed to supporting the UAE’s entrepreneurial community, Hamdan is on a mission to create a radical investment platform that is capable of cultivating innovative and eccentric business concepts. He is regarded as a young, ambitious leader of a family-business legacy, passed on from one generation to another. The inherited passion for entrepreneurship, Innovation, and human development drives his current leadership role at Al Falaj Investment.

Mohamad Jihad Abdel Ghani

Head of Ventures

Mohamad is a socially-intelligent human being, with a strategic mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit. Acquired 15+ years of direct experience starting, running, and growing new ventures, with a solid track-record in identifying potential venture partners, crafting partnership proposals, and driving the proposals to a close. He has led on several business development programs, and understand the practicalities and challenges of working in small, fast-changing organizations, and with entrepreneurs.

SustainablePerformance

We are committed to excellence in everything we do. Our future success is intertwined with the well-being of our employees, partners and the communities around us. This commitment is reflected in the steps we are taking and the innovative approaches we are adopting to build on the resilience of the firm and achieve positive impacts that make a tangible difference in improving wider environmental and social outcomes.

We have initiatives and programs to deliver on our ESG commitment, which is underpinned by the strong foundation of our core values and standards.

Environmental

A commitment to protecting the environment underpins all our activities and operations. We take seriously the need to support national and international efforts to preserve natural resources in areas that we will have influence in for generations to come.

Social

Another principle that sits at the heart of our operations is the need to treat our employees and partners with respect and professionalism, fostering a working environment where people can contribute, innovate and excel.

Governance

Responsible governance is interwoven into our business model and enshrined in our policies and by-laws. We conduct our business with transparency, accountability and integrity by maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards towards our partners, communities and one another.

Our Core Values

Investment Philosophy

Innovation

In the ventures we fund, the founders that we support and the way we operate

Integrity

In all that we say and do, with open and transparent channels of communication across our value chain

Sustainability

Long-term value from the investments we make, and tangible benefits for our stakeholders

Agililty

Pragmatic and adaptable in the decision-making process, flexible and accommodative to those we work with

Connectivity

Providing businesses and their leaders with unrivaled access to extensive networks of industry experts that supports them in scaling-up their ideas and operations

Talent

An unmatched commitment to the professional development and mentorship of entrepreneurs, whose careers we foster and grow

We work hand-in-hand with our partners to align interests and build winning ventures

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Our approach is to partner with entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of business innovation to build sustainable ventures

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