Areije Al Shakar

Areiji holds over 15 years of experience in banking and entrepreneurship domains. She has been working with Bahrain Development Bank where she takes on coaching, mentorship, startup seed funding, and entrepreneur development. Areiji aims to make Al Waha a key venture capital funding platform and community in MENA by creating added value opportunities for its portfolio of fund managers and its network partners, stakeholders, and start-ups. She has also worked with a number of reputable organisations namely Investcorp, Citibank, BNP Paribas and Lehman Brothers.