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500 Global Promotes Amal Dokhan to Managing Partner of MENA Region

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500 Global announced the promotion of Amal Dokhan to Managing Partner of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The appointment makes her one of the first female Managing Partners of a global venture capital firm in the MENA region. Since being appointed Partner in 2021 and General Partner in 2022, Dokhan has spearheaded initiatives such as the Sanabil 500 MENA Seed Accelerator program. Under her guidance, the fund has invested in more than 100 early-stage companies across MENA, with a notable milestone of more than 50% of the recent batch seven of Sanabil 500 MENA Seed Accelerator consisting of female-founded startups.

Prior to joining 500 Global, Dokhan was the Managing Director of the Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She was also the Manager of Learning and Design at the Entrepreneurship Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology where she Co-designed and Co-led the TAQADAM accelerator program and Corporate Innovation programs. Dokhan has worked at the KAUST Seed Fund, providing a range of services to startups including preparing them for the investment committee. She was a program designer and trainer in the Dream Neom program managed by MISK in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, a trainer at the MIT KSA competition startup bootcamp, and Partner and Program Designer for the MIT MENA Enterprise Forum. Having been a founder herself, she has been an advocate of angel investing in Saudi Arabia through her work at Monshaat/GEN Saudi, launching different versions of angel investing programs and conducting the first formal Angel investing program in Saudi Arabia.