Noor Sweid is the General Partner of Global Ventures, a UAE-based international venture capital firm with presence in Cairo, Jeddah, Riyadh, Tunis and Lagos. Noor was the Chief Investment Officer at The Dubai Future Foundation and Managing Partner at Leap Ventures.
Prior, Noor joined her family business, Depa (NASDAQ: DEPA.DU), where she scaled the business tenfold, executed four cross border acquisitions and led the region’s first IPO on the LSE and the NASDAQ Dubai, achieving a billion+ dollar valuation.
She also founded ZenYoga, the first yoga studio in MENA, which grew to become the region’s largest wellness chain before successfully exiting to a private equity firm. Noor started her career as a biotech strategy consultant at Accenture in the US.
Noor is the Chairwoman of MEVCA, and was a Founding Board member of Endeavor UAE. She also sits on the board of MIT Sloan, Arrow Labs, Proximie, MUNCH:ON, Clue, Tribal Credit and Ogram.
Noor was recognized in Forbes’ World’s Top 50 Women in Tech, Arabian Business 100 Most Powerful Arab Women list. She received the Arab Woman Award for Finance.
Noor holds bachelors’ degrees in Finance and Economics from Boston College as well as an MBA from MIT Sloan.