Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Alaya Bettaieb

Director, Arab Academic Technology Transfer Project, Arab Science & Technology Foundation

Alaya Bettaieb leads the Arab Academic Technology Transfer Project at the Arab Science & Technology Foundation. He is also the founder and former chairman of the Tunisian Venture Capital Association, board member and founder of Euromed Capital Forum, and a board member of the Licensing Executives Society-Arab Countries. Bettaieb is a pioneer in the Middle Eastern venture capital community, introducing intellectual property and technology transfer issues and developing a recognized model to ease investing in emerging economies. He has 10 years of experience in foreign investment activities and a 12-year track record in venture/seed fund management in Tunisia. Bettaieb is a frequent speaker at international venture capital conferences, serves on the jury for many technology business plan competitions, conducts training in his field, and sits on the advisory boards of financial institutions in Europe, Saudi Arabia and Japan. He has degrees in physics, engineering, economics and management from Tunisian, U.S. and Japanese universities.

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