Person avatar: Hala Fadel

Hala Fadel


Company logo: leap ventures

Leap Ventures

Founder & Managing Partner


HalaFadel is the founders and managing partner at Leap Ventures, a late-stage venture capital firm based in Dubai and Beirut. Hala has 20 years of experience in finance and entrepreneurship. She has been a portfolio manager for 12 years in European Equities at Comgest, a €20bn growth equity fund. Prior to that, she started Booleo, a telecom software business, later acquired as an internal solution by a client. Hala started her career in 1996 at Merril Lynch in London in mergers and acquisition. She is the founder and chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the pan-Arab region, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship and organises, among other things, the MIT Arab start-up competition since 2006. Hala also sits on the global board of the MIT Enterprise Forum. She is also an angel investor in start-up companies in the Middle East and Europe. She graduated from HEC in France in 1997 with a Masters in Financial Economics and attended the Berkeley Haas School of Business, she holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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