General Manager, EdVentures
Ahmed Korayem is a marketing practitioner turned entrepreneur turned academic turned investment manager. He is versed in both sides of practice and academics of Marketing, Investment, and Entrepreneurship. Ahmed worked with McKinsey & Company as an Associate Consultant then joined Crispin Porter and Bogusky (CP+B) Creatives Team, then went afterwards to co-found startups like Konnectual (An agreement-based job matching platform), Knellen (An online marketplace for arts and authentic creations), and Peerz (A peer-to-peer learning platform). Ahmed currently works as a lecturer of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of London International Programmes and manages Nahdet Misr’s newly launched education-specific venture capital – EdVentures. Korayem holds a B.Sc. with double major in Marketing and Psychology with Highest Honors (Suma Cum Laude) from the American University in Sharjah, an MBA degree with a focus on Marketing for small and medium enterprises, and a PhD in SMEs Marketing.