A pioneer in the entrepreneurial and venture investment space, while also establishing himself as a respected Angel Investor and a Founding Partner at several startups Careem, Hala, Lendo, Sabbar, and others. Faris is the Founder & Chairman of the Trustees Board at OQAL, he is also a member of Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, a Managing Partner at Derayah Venture Capital Fund, a Mentor at Endeavor Saudi, and an Eisenhower Fellow since 2005. Faris is a Board Member of several listed and unlisted companies including; Bin Dawood Holding, Elm co., Dur Hospitality Co, Naseej for communication and Information Technology, and Saudi Home Loans Company and other.
Driven by a mission to empower and create, Faris is best known for inspiring entrepreneurs to succeed and seek professional and personal growth. His insights and expertise were recognized and appreciated by the several boards he sat in of endowments, associations, and corporations.