Mr. Abdulaziz Bassem Al Loughani

Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani is the Chairman and CEO of Floward, the preferred online flower and gifts destination in the MENA and UK. Abdulaziz is also the Managing Partner at Faith Capital, a venture capital practice focused on the MENA region. Abdulaziz is also a member of Endeavor, a global network of high-impact entrepreneurs, and is the first Kuwaiti to be selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur. Previously, Abdulaziz was the founding Executive Vice Chairman of the Kuwait National Fund for SMEs Development, a USD 7bn independent public institution responsible for developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kuwait (2013-2017).

Before this role, he was a co-founder and CEO of Talabat.com until 2010. Since then, he has been investing in technology startups and has been involved in several local and regional entrepreneurial initiatives. Abdulaziz has also previously served as Director at Global Capital Management, the alternative investments arm of Global Investment House "Global," where he has played a significant role in managing critical investments within the Private Equity Group of Global by handling various assignments on corporate restructuring, business planning, deal structuring, due diligence, and operating portfolio companies to exit.

Abdulaziz has served as an executive and board member on several companies within the MENA region in the technology, banking, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer finance, food & beverage, and real estate sectors.

Abdulaziz holds a bachelor's degree - with a double major in Information Systems and E-Commerce from the University of Toledo and an MBA from London Business School.

Mr. Abdulaziz Bassem Al Loughani