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Anwaar AlMahmeed, CFO

Technology Advisor

Anwaar started her professional career in the Kuwait Investment Authority’s training program in 2011, in which she interned at State Street’s Financial Securities department then later joined the Hedge Fund Department at the KIA.During her 5 years at the KIA, Anwaar trained at Man FRM, AHL, & GLG in New York and London. Later, she worked as product development manager at Boursa Kuwait during its initial privatization phase. Following which, she co- founded the East Chain Co. – a VC focused on blockchain technology and was the lead organizer of The East Chain Open Hub (ECOH) – a conference that gathered people from around the world to discuss the exciting new opportunities offered by distributed technologies, as well as its risks and regulation.

She currently is the Managing Director of the MENA region for Republic.co. Republic focuses on venture capital investing for both the retail and institutional investor with a retail crowd investing platform for startups, game financing, and real estate- as well as accredited and institutional offerings. Republic also pioneered the first SEC-regulated profit-sharing token- the Republic Note. She is also a board member of the National Technology Enterprises Company in Kuwait.

Anwaar is a CFA Charter holder since 2015 and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Kuwait University.