Walid has more than 10 years of experience in Venture capital and strategy & Walid is a managing partner at Middle East venture partners MEVP, MENA's leading VC firm. Prior to joining MEVP, Walid was a lead associate at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants within their Middle East team, supporting the firm's implementation and growth in the region. Before Roland Berger, Walid worked as a strategy manager at the UAE's Prime Ministry executive office focusing on long term public sector strategies and implementation plans. During his stay in Dubai, he worked on setting-up entrepreneurship related programs and developing incubation in the Arab World through several Dubai based initiatives such as the Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation. Prior to that, Walid spent several years at Booz & Company as a consultant covering telecom & media and public sector industries across the region. In 2009, he completed Morgan Stanley's summer associate program within their investment banking M&A division in London. Walid holds an industrial and urban planning engineering degree from Institut National des Science Appliquées de Lyon (INSA de Lyon) and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.