Nawaf Al Sahhaf
Mr. Al Sahhaf has been the CEO of the Badir Program for Technology Incubators of King Abdulaziz City for Science Technology since 2013. He has restructured the organization to strategically position it to become an internationally recognized, world class incubation program and a major player in improving the effectiveness of the Saudi entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems.
In 2012, as BADIR’s Commercialization and Funding Director, he led the development and establishment of the SERB network, an alliance of investors, technology entrepreneurs, and innovation supporters in Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining BADIR, Mr. Al Sahhaf was a senior consultant with the Saudi Industrial Development Fund for seven years. He assisted companies in researching and implementing business opportunities in the construction, manufacturing and petrochemicals industry sectors in local, regional, and international markets.
In addition, he has been a volunteer consultant with the Centennial Fund since 2004, mentoring young Saudis who wish to establish successful businesses.
Mr. Al Sahhaf has degrees in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and in Marketing Management from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He frequently speaks at national and international conferences and forums.