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Noor Sweid

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Noor Sweid

Founder, Global Ventures
Noor Sweid

Noor Sweid is the Managing Partner of Global Ventures, a UAE-based international venture capital firm with presence in Cairo, Jeddah, Riyadh and Lagos. Noor was the Chief Investment Officer at The Dubai Future Foundation. 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, Helium Health, Clue, MAX, and Neol. Noor was recognized in Forbes’ World’s Top 50 Women in Tech and 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 and an MBA from MIT Sloan.