Jamal A. Al Akkad built almost 30 years of wealthy experience in management information systems, contracting and finance related to the oil and gas industry. This includes a long practice in project management, entrepreneurship ecosystem development, investment in SMEs, training, mentorship and MBA program lecturing. Jamal, Also, participated as a speaker, a moderator and a panelist in many domestic, regional and international forums in the field of innovation and the development of the entrepreneurial environment. Currently, Jamal is working on establishing his new venture in Dubai. It is called “Enable Ventures C3”. Through EVC3, Jamal and his team work on Crystallizing Entrepreneurs, Cultivating Startups, and Capacitating SMEs within the MENA region.
Jamal A. Al Akkad received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1987 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2008 from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Currently, Jamal is perusing a doctorate from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Jamal attended several training and executive development programs in Saudi Arabia and abroad.