Tala Al JabriUnited Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Investor & Investment Committee
Saudi Angel Investors
Feb 2020 - Current
Board Director
Middle East Venture Capital Association
May 2021 - Current
Committee Member
B20 Italy
Jan 2021 - Current
Board Member
Dec 2020 - Current
General Partner (til Oct 21)/ Venture Partner
HOF Capital
Apr 2020 - Current
HOF Capital is a technology-focused venture capital firm that helps ambitious entrepreneurs create massive, enduring businesses. We partner with ambitious entrepreneurs from idea to IPO, helping them build the next generation of leading technology companies.
Senior Advisor
Turmeric Capital
Mar 2020 - Jan 2022
Committee Member - Digitalization Task Force
B20 Italy
Jan 2020 - Jan 2021
SoftBank Investment Advisers
2019 - Jan 2020
Non Executive Board Director
Ento Energy SPV LTD
Sep 2018 - Jan 2019
USD 50 MM PE fund focused on investing in energy assets
Investment Banking & Strategy
M. Klein and Company
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
Advising clients on financial deals and strategic matters including M&A, strategic partnerships, private placements
Summer Senior Associate
L Catterton
May 2017 - Aug 2017
Private equity covering Latin America - growth equity deals and portfolio management L Catterton is the world's largest consumer-focused private equity group. Since 1989, L Catterton's funds have made over 150 investments in leading consumer brands, investing over $14 billion of equity capital. Brands include Bateel, Jones the Grocer, Equinox, CorePower Yoga, Elemis, Naya Water, Pepe Jeans, Fly Wheel (exited), Caribou Coffee (exited), P.F. Chang's (exited), Charles & Keith (exited), Gant (exited), Vitamin Water (exited) and more.
Associate (Junior Manager)
Oliver Wyman
Oct 2015 - 2016
Management consultant with a focus on economic development projects. Completed engagements in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Main topic areas: - Industrial diversification and new city strategy - Economic and national transformation - Organizational transformation Supporting GCC recruitment efforts with a focus on Saudi Arabia.
Head of Government Strategy & Markets
The Dow Chemical Company
Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
Supported the growth of Dow's footprint in the Kingdom following their USD 20 Bn joint venture with Saudi Aramco in Sadara. Key activities: - Developed and maintained relationships of senior level government stakeholders - Developed Government Markets Strategy for KSA country strategy - Identified and pursued business development opportunities - Led thought leadership project development including the drafting of Dow's Advanced Manufacturing Plan for KSA - Performed geopolitical assessment and keep abreast of emerging trends Worked across the Kingdom (Riyadh and Khobar) and the UAE.
International Consultant (Senior Program Associate)
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
Worked within the Technology Access and Adoption team Led the development and execution of a number of programs and initiatives including leading the study of thresher adoption in Ethiopia to identify business models that are not only profitable to service providers, but are accessible to smallholder farmers, and also oversaw the completion (lead strategist) of Ethiopia's first agricultural mechanization strategy that is expected to impact 80 million smallholder farmers (now being implemented by MoA)
Strategy Consultant
Monitor Group
2012 - 2015
Served a number of private and public sector clients across multiple industries including oil&gas, financial services, tourism and travel, and mega-events. My work has focused on national job creation strategies and building capacities of the local workforce. Worked in Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi). Notable examples include: - Designed a strategy workshop for SME development in the energy sector in Oman to address product and service sourcing from local suppliers and improve localization efforts. Performed an energy cluster development assessment of Oman and benchmarked the country against regional and international peers - Developed a national tourism strategy for a GCC country by performing a market segmentation exercise and measured the socio-economic impact of the chosen segments - Prepared financial accounting and analysis training materials for the Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation (ECI) Program at Thukhur, an organization that specializes in promoting entrepreneurship in Kuwait - Assisted a Middle Eastern country with building youth civic engagement programs and other national schemes - Prepared various proposals in the public, health, and education sectors Led the Monitor Women's Leadership Initiative in the Middle East, which is part of a global network that provides opportunities for women to develop leadership skills through dialogue and collaboration with colleagues, leaders and mentors
Management Consulting/ Business Development
2012 - 2012
Supported M&A deal generation, particularly in the retail sector, in the region
Investment Banking Summer Analyst
Credit Suisse
2011 - 2011
Worked on the execution of both buy-side and sell-side deals across sectors in oil & gas and telecommunications for countries in the GCC
Audit and Advisory
Ernst & Young
2010 - 2010
Supported the restructuring of one of the largest pulp and paper companies in North America Worked on the audit of a large private pharmaceutical company
Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration (MPA), Technology Policy
The Wharton School
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Innovation
McGill University
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Finance, Women's Studies
Marianopolis College
Diploma of Commerce
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