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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Omar Laalej
Managing Director at Al Mada Ventures


Omar is an experienced cross-border investment professional with deep knowledge of early and growth-stage corporate finance, leveraged buyouts, corporate development, strategy, and operations. Omar is a Managing Director at Al Mada Ventures, overseeing the Al Mada Venture Capital Fund (the “Fund”) as a member of the Investment Committee. Before joining Al Mada Ventures, Omar co-founded and co-led the Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund, where he closed 10+ transactions with total committed capital exceeding $170m in value, including 5 exits. Before AfricInvest, Omar worked at Elo Touch Solutions and VWR after launching his career as a Private Equity Analyst at Graham Partners. Omar earned his B.A. with a double major in finance and accounting from Drexel University. Omar was born and raised in Morocco.

Agenda Sessions

  • Tech and VC – is the party over?