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Faris Al Rashed
Faris Ibrahim AlRashed AlHumaid – Founder & Chairman of Trustees’ Board at OQAL Angel Investors Network

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.



1990 - 1994

King Saud University

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science


MIT - Sloan School of Management

EDP Program


Oxford University - Said Business School

SOAMLP Programme


Board Directors Institute

Foundation of Directorship


The Financial Academy

General Securities Qualification Certificate (CME1)


The Financial Academy

Wealth Management Program (CME4)

Board Member

Throughout my career, I've served as a board director into multiple industries from healthcare, manufacturing, technology, and family investments.



I've had a long track record in investing in multiple companies in the region be it small start-ups looking for seed capital, or a private equity capital deployment.

Executive Management

I've led establishing and managing several organizations in education, technology, investment management, etc. My experience comes with focus into new business development, and overseeing the day-to-day business operations.