Fellows Directory

Yousef Hammad

BECO Capital

Yousef is a Managing Partner with BECO Capital, a Dubai-based venture capital firm. Yousef is in charge of managing investment opportunities from deal sourcing to closing, as well as post-acquisition management and support of portfolio companies.

Yousef sits on the board of directors at Bayzat, a healthcare insurance comparison and management platform, as well as at Duplays, a sports league and event management company that leverages technology to connect players and efficiently manage sports facilities.

As an individual, Yousef is also on the board of Chemya, a chemicals and oils trading company that leverages the unused capacity of Saudi-based manufacturers to replace international brands with a branding and marketing approach.

Prior to joining BECO Capital, Yousef held various roles with General Electric, most recently as a Commercial Operation Director for GE’s aviation business, responsible for managing sales campaigns for Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and earlier, in the GE & Mubadala $5B joint venture.

He co-founded multiple businesses in Saudi Arabia: Cafea Arab, an artistic and social space cafe; Eventana, a corporate event management firm; and Chemya, an industrial chemicals distributor. Yousef has also been an active angel investor over the past several years, investing in multiple startups, regionally and internationally.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Yousef is a graduate, with Honors, of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia), the top-ranked university in the Middle East. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics.

As a member of Class 21, Yousef served his fellowship at BECO Capital under the mentorship of Managing Partner Amir Farha.