Hani Enaya is the head of venture capital in Sanabil Investments, where he oversees Sanabil’s VC investments that include both direct investments and commitments in funds. Hani is on the board of many Sanabil portfolio companies and an LPAC member in funds that Sanabil Committed to.
Hani also sits on the boards of the Saudi Venture Capital Company and the Saudi Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
Before joining Sanabil, Hani was a partner at STV, where he sourced and structured deals with businesses of interest to STV and supported their management after deal close, sitting on the boards of many STV portfolio companies.
Prior to his work with STV, Hani led investments in TAQNIA and Riyad TAQNIA Fund, a $120M VC fund focused on investing in technology startups in the fields of energy, advanced materials, and ICT.
Hani has served as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies (CEGN) at the University of California, Los Angeles and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh. During his time with CEGN, Hani co-founded Carbonics, a UCLA and KACST spinout that employs earth-abundant carbon nanomaterials to vastly improve the performance of next-generation electronics.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Hani obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in physics and PhD in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, where he graduated as valedictorian. Hani holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Hani will be serving his fellowship at Sanabil Investments; he is a member of Class 24.