The Arzan VC team possess extensive expertise in the areas of investment, technology and entrepreneurship, bringing a combined local and global experience gained from exposure to leading organizations across the globe.

Investment Team

Hasan Zainal
Hasan J. Zainal
Managing Partner

Hasan founded Arzan VC in Jun’13, bringing with him 9 years of investment & operational experience.

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Laith Zraikat
Laith Zraikat

Laith founded his first startup in 1997 to bring more people and businesses in Jordan onto the World Wide Web.

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Anurag Agarwal
Eyad Al-Bayouk

Eyad has extensive Portfolio Management experience in venture capital, private equity, and real estate investments.

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Advisory Team

Jassem Hasan Ali Zainal

Mr. Jassem is the Chairman & CEO of Arzan Financial Group. He has over 30 years of experience in different industries.

Hashim Gillani
Advisory Member

Hashim Gillani is Senior VP of Corporate Development & Communications at Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned business in the Middle East.


Muhannad Abulhasan
Advisory Member

Mr. Abulhasan is the CEO of Arzan Wealth (DIFC) Ltd. He has over 20 years of diversified experience in various industries.

Mohamad Charafeddine
Advisory Member

Mohamad is a Director of Technology Planning, Samsung SDS AI R&D Lab in the Silicon Valley.

New Team Members

Asia Kabel

Finance graduate from Kuwait University, Asia is currently a CFA Level III candidate with two years of experience at KPMG Kuwait advising the Kuwait National Fund ‘KNF’ for SME development and funding. She handled monitoring KNF’s +200 projects and supervised the pre-operational phase team.

Mohanad Elhartany

Mohanad has experience working in Rocket Internet, one of Europe’s biggest venture builders & investors. He is working towards earning his CFA designation that he started whilst completing his Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance.

Hassan Elkei

Coming from a VC background, Hassan worked at Averroes Ventures and was in charge of their entire deal flow from sourcing to execution and mentoring, as well as leading fundraising efforts.

Maha Al Zeir

brings almost twelve years of comprehensive HR experience to ArzanVC, including recruitment & workforce planning, employee relations & compliance, compensation & benefits, performance & talent management, learning and development, organizational development and Organizational development