Suresh Lalwani
Suresh is the MD & Head of Coverage of Commercial Banking in First Abu Dhabi Bank. Previously, he was the Head of SME in RAK BANK, UAE's largest SME lender. Suresh holds an MBA from the SP Jain School of Management. 
Mariam Abdulsalam
Mariam joined the Kuwait Central Bank in 2012 and is currently a Deputy Manager of the Financial Stability Office. She holds a MSc in Finance from London Business School. 
Musaab Hakami
Musaab is an Executive in Residence in Sary, one of MENA's fastest-growing start-ups, where he helped the firm raise more than $120m of venture capital. Musaab is also a renowned angel investor and a Computer Engineering graduate from King Saud University.
Usama Ehsan
Usama is a member of the Sharia Board of Bank Alfalah in Pakistan and a Partner in Safwa Advisory, a boutique Sharia-compliant consultancy. Usama holds a MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. 
Martin Jaouni
Founder & CEO
Martin launched Funding Souq in 2020 after having spent some time in PwC as a Senior Associate on the Deals teams. Prior to that, he used to work in Real Estate Private Equity in London. Martin holds an MSc in Finance from CASS Business School in London.
Nick Kvizhinadze
Tech Lead
Nick is leading our software development unit. Previously, he worked at TBC Bank and prior to that in VTB where he was responsible for the VideoBank project. Nick is an IT Graduate from the Georgian University.
Duaa Elhadidy
Product Growth Lead
Duaa joined us from a regional e-commerce player and prior to that, she spent 5 years in Careem working in Product Management. Duaa is studying towards an MBA from the University of East London.
Sumbul Qureshi
Compliance Lead
Sumbul joined us with more than 11 years of compliance experience. She worked in Etive Consulting, Mashreq Bank, Abraaj Capital and the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Sumbul holds an LLB from the University of Punjab.