Founder, General Partner, Global Ventures
Noor Sweid will serve as a director of New Mondee. Ms. Sweid has been the founder and general partner of Global Ventures, a Dubai-based venture capital firm, since 2018. She is a founder, investor, and operator. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Top 50 Women in Tech,” Ms. Sweid’s previous roles include chief investment officer at The Dubai Future Foundation from 2016 until 2017, and founder of ZenYoga studio chain (acquired by Cedarbridge) from 2006 until 2014. Furthermore, she was the first Arab woman to scale, conduct an initial public offering of and operate a public company in the MENA region, listing Depa PLC, an interior solutions company on the NASDAQ Dubai and the London Stock Exchange (DEPA:DU) for approximately US$1.1. billion in April 2008. Additionally, Ms. Sweid has been the chairperson of the Middle East Venture Capital Association since 2018, a director for TechWadi since 2017, a director for the Karman Fellowship since 2021, and a director for the Global Private Capital Association since 2022. Ms. Sweid has also been the independent board director for Clue Health since 2020. Ms. Sweid holds a bachelors’ degrees in Finance and Economics from Boston College, an MBA from MIT Sloan, and began her career as a biotechnology and pharmaceutical strategy consultant in the US. She is a fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and is recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. We believe Ms. Sweid is qualified to serve as a director of New Mondee because of her extensive management history and experience in technology sectors.