Meet the Team
CEO and Head of Asset Managenent
Yousef is CEO at Joa Capital and Managing Partner at S3 Ventures, where he invests in early-stage ventures in Saudi Arabia in partnership with leading Saudi investors and corporations.
Prior to that he was the founding managing director at RTF, Saudi Arabia’s first institutionally-backed venture capital fund.
He started his career in the oil and gas, management consulting, and investment management industries working at multinationals such as Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Passport Capital.
He holds a bachelors of science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
He sits on the board of Saudi Post, Saudi Airlines Catering Company and Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO) and previously served on the boards of Saudi Fransi Capital and the investment committee of Saudi Venture Capital Company.
CEO Advisor and Fund Manager
Ahmed is an investments and advisory professional with a proven track record in investments, advisory as well as fund establishment and operations. He served as advisor to HE Khalid AlFalih, Minister of Investment and worked at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority as Managing Director – Investment Development and Attraction. He also led the development, approval and operations of a USD 1.3 billion fund that was mandated by a Royal Decree. Ahmed started his career at HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets unit where he spent more than 7 years advising clients including regional and international companies, government entities and family groups to raise more than USD 70 billion of capital (debt and equity). He served at different product groups (Project and Export Finance, Structured Finance Advisory and DCM) and originated and executed high profile transactions in the energy and infrastructure, power and utilities, healthcare, retail, telecom and technology sectors.
S3 Ventures Fund Partner
Abdulrahman has over twelve years of experience in Go-To-market and business advisory with technology conglomerates in the region (Oracle, IBM, SAP, Gartner).
He worked with clients in multiple industries, including telecom, high-tech, public sector, and financial services.
Abdulrahman directed and led nationwide initiatives with more than SAR 100 million value with different mandates.
He co-founded two startups in fintech and AVM.
He launched three sector-specific products in Saudi.
Abdulrahman advised clients in identifying and evaluating strategic alternatives on technology, strategy, and Go-To-Market topics.
Sara has more than five years of experience working in alternative investments management and finance.
She has previously worked at a boutique financial advisory firm in London (New World Group) for three years.
She has also worked with a London-based startup in the luxury resale e-commerce where she managed investor relations, the company's accounting and financials, and oversaw the company's day-to-day operations.
Sara works on sourcing and assessing investment opportunities as well as managing the investment process.
Finance, Compliance, and AML
Joa Capital is currently outsourcing its finance, compliance, and AML to the following providers: