Dr. Mazin Al Zaidi
Director of Investment Attraction & Development for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Sector, SAGIA
Dr. Al Zaidi is currently part of the investment attraction and development team at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), specializing in venture investment development. Key focus of his work is the continuous attraction of startups and VCs to support the development of the startup ecosystem in the Kingdom. Prior to SAGIA, Mazin worked as a consultant at EY Advisory Services in Riyadh.
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Al Zaidi spent 8 years in the startup tech and innovation ecosystem of London. He launched his own business during his postgraduate study in the UK. He has led the design and delivery of entrepreneurship development programs for Saudi entrepreneurs in London, Tokyo and San Francisco.
Dr. Al Zaidi holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, two master degrees and a PhD degree in Cyber Security. Mazin conducted his PhD researcher at the Cyber Security Center in the International Digital Lab (IDL) at the University of Warwick. Mazin’s research in cyber security focuses on the protection of intellectual assets within agile dynamic business environments in large corporates. He also is a guest lecturer in the subject of Corporate Innovation at the University of Warwick.