About WahedX

WahedX is a global equity funding platform. We connect a diverse investor network with vetted early stage and growth companies across international markets.

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Our Investment Committee

Junaid Wahedna

Founder and CEO of Wahed Inc, Junaid is on a mission of helping everyday people through technology and an ethically grounded model of investment. He has scaled Wahed to become a global leader in the Islamic fintech space with over 300,000 customers and over $500 million in AuM.

Samim Abedi

Chief Investment Officer at Wahed, Samim was previously a portfolio manager at Google where he managed a $40bn portfolio. He started his career at J.P Morgan and has founded a B2C health and fitness startup.

Marc Wesselink

Marc is a serial entrepreneur who started 12 companies, including publicly-listed Just Eat. As Founding Partner of the Startupbootcamp, he has invested in over 152 startups. He co-founded Venturerock, which is innovating venture investing from Seed to Series.

Umer Suleman

Global Head of Risk for Wahed, Umer is an award-winning Islamic Finance and Risk professional who serves as an advisor on various Islamic Finance organisations. Umer also serves as Finance Editor for a UK Islamic news portal.

Our Advisory Panel

Faiz Mayalakkara

Faiz is Director of Investments at Emirates Investment Authority, the SWF for United Arab Emirates. Faiz is also responsible for Turnaround & Digital Transformation of a number of complex strategic holdings of the government of UAE and is a Chartered Accountant.

Chadi Hajjar

Chadi founded VII Ventures in 2020 following a number of successful start-up ventures in the technology and innovation space. A Lebanese national, Chadi co-founded Integrated Technology Services (ITSeL) in 2011. He holds an Engineering Degree and Executive MBA from ESCP Business School in Paris.

Dr. Ridwaan Jhetam

Over his career of 25 years in clinical oncology and pharmaceuticals, Dr. Jetham has served as Advisor and member of various Senior Leadership Teams and Governance Committees in Medical organisations & within Pharma, including GSK, MSD and J&J.

Furkan Unal

Furkan is a well known global investment banker who has deep experience in more than 10 countries. He is currently Group CFO at one of the largest steel firms in Turkey and independent directors of 2 different banks in Kazakhstan and Albania.

Aidil Salleh

Over 25 years experience serving the financial services and broader industry sector, Aidil Salleh is now the MD and Founder of Jana Kapital – a fintech startup & pioneer in online Islamic crowdfunding platform in Brunei.

Salman T. Jaffrey

Salman has been leading early-stage startup investing, corporate venturing, and consulting on strategy and transactions. He is an advocate of impact investing and ecosystem growth, and an avid mentor for several technology-driven startups, guiding innovators emerging from universities and corporates on their entrepreneurial journey.

Our Team

Safdar Alam

Well known in the global industry, Safdar is an investment banker and has been specialising in Islamic Finance for almost two decades. He has established and led the Islamic Banking teams/businesses at some of the largest banks in the world (UBS, Credit Agricole, JP Morgan).

Ali Ahmed

Prior to joining WahedX, Ali specialised in Wealth Management audit for JP Morgan and EY in London. Ali also runs a social enterprise with the aim to help students from low socio-economic backgrounds transition in to professional careers. Ali holds a qualification in Investment Management.

Nadia Razak

Having been in the regulated equity crowdfunding space since its introduction to Southeast Asia in 2017, Nadia has managed and supported over a dozen fundraising exercises. Nadia has joined WahedX to deliver a platform that meets the financing requirements of companies and investors.

Ateeb Zaidi

Being on the forefront of the change in Pakistan’s technology sector, Ateeb has worked for the first and the largest Islamic Bank in Pakistan. Managing a portfolio of Fintechs, Edtechs, Wealthtechs and Healthtechs, he has extensive experience in analysing and consulting tech firms.

Demi Akinjide

Before joining WahedX Demi had a background in alternative investments having spent time in the Private Equity team at Goldman Sachs. He has also worked in early-stage startups in the FinTech and Climate-Tech space.

Thamid Hannan

Thamid is a well-versed practitioner in Islamic finance, across management consulting and fintech, he is passionate about the role it can play in alleviating financial inequality.

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Maydan Capital Limited, trading as WahedX, is registered in England and Wales (Company No. 13451691), registered office: 5th floor East Lansdowne House 57, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6ER, UK. Maydan Capital Ltd (FRN: 963613) is an appointed representative of Wahed Invest Ltd (FRN: 833225), an authorised and regulated firm by the Financial Conduct Authority.