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Nawaf Al Sahhaf

Nawaf Al Sahhaf

CEO Badir Program


As CEO of the company, Nawaf'S vision is to create an efficient ecosystem that brings in international start-ups, attracts intentional investors and creates opportunities for start-ups on the program.

He is also CEO of The Business Incubator & Accelerator Company (BIAC), focused upon the growth, development, and support of emerging technology companies in Saudi; in line with the vision of Kingdom 2030, to support SMEs and entrepreneurship, and increase their contribution to the country's GDP.

His goal is to support the development of the start-up ecosystem in the Kingdom and play a pivotal role in educating Saudi entrepreneurs on how to establish truly global businesses.

He is also a founding member of Fund of Funds, created by Public Investment Fund (PIF), a US$1.07 billion fund to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises. The fund aims to boost SMEs access to capital by investing in venture capital and private equity funds.

In 2012, he led Badir’s development and establishment of the SIRB network, an alliance of investors, technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters in Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining Badir, he was a senior consultant with the Saudi Industrial Development Fund. In 2004, he was a volunteer consultant with the Centennial Fund, mentoring young Saudis who wanted to establish successful businesses.

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