Meet-up 09: Why VCPE in Saudi Arabia? Making the right career choice for you | JADA | KSA
The 9th meetup focused on introducing career opportunities in the field of venture capital and private equity, and how finance students can access this field and take advantage of the opportunities available in it, highlighting the growth of deals within the sector from 180 million riyals in the first half of 2016 to 630 million in the first half of this year. The seesion highlighted the fact that e-commerce has captured a majority of deals in recent years, while the share of deals related to companies working in financial technology increases to nearly 25%, which signficantly broadens opportunities for current and graduating finance students.
Lecturer from King Saud University
PRINCIPAL AT GCC ASIA GROWTH FUND
"GCC Asia Growth Fund Director, Abdulelah Babgi, talked about the different stages of work in this field, starting with studying sectors in the market, identifying companies, analyzing them from the financial aspect and setting strategies.
He touched on his personal experience with one of his managers, which made him engage in responsibility as it is the best way to learn, in addition to possessing passion and the ability to work in a team and how teamwork can push individuals to extend their capabilities, ambition and interests, and ensure that they are the best placed candidate for any future role."
CFA, Board Member, at CFA Society Saudi Arabia & VP, Investments at Jada
Jada's VP of Investments, Rawan Aljermawi, spoke about the Kingdom’s intention to create a competitive environment that encourages new companies to enter the market, in line with Saudi's Vision2030 ambition to increase SME's GDP contribution by 35% with the support of a robust venture capital and private equity ecosystem that doesn't just offer finance, but also operational and practical support to startups.
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