CEO-Cinchona Technologies Ltd
Name: Tarig El-Sheikh
Matriculation Year: 1997
Occupation: CEO-Cinchona Technologies Ltd
Industry: TECHNOLOGY / ECOMM / PRIVATE EQUITY
LinkedIn: Tarig El-Sheikh
Tarig is an experienced entrepreneur and finance professional with 20 year track record across emerging markets in building global businesses, technology startups and finance. Tarig had accumulated strong operational experience, including general manager positions in different industries.
Tarig also has over 14 years of M&A and Private Equity experience, serving as an advisor to numerous leading Private Equity firms and family offices. He sits on the boards of various companies that he has helped successfully launch.
Most recently, Tarig was the CPMO of Yacob and Webteb two companies which he helped grow to be the leading MENA ventures in their respective domains and, ultimately, to the successful exits of both Companies in 2020.
Previously, he was the CEO and Founder of Aythan (Beneple), an HR & Health management platform that was successfully acquired in August 2015 after only 8 months of operations. Before that he co-founded a global ecommerce custom menswear company, Knot Standard, growing it to international press recognition, thousands of customers and several global offices.
His on the ground experience in developing business plans, budgets, sales & marketing, corporate & board responsibilities, has successfully lead to numerous million US$ growth capital funding rounds from prominent VCs and investors such as Fadi Ghandour (founded Aramex).
He brings with him a deep knowledge of finance having served senior Investment Banking roles at Macquarie Capital and Lehman Brothers in London, amassing over $85 bln of transaction experience in advisory and capital raising.
He is also a Trustee Board member for Reach the Children and spends a few weeks out of every year teaching young orphans whilst developing viable social enterprises in the education and healthcare space in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
He advises and occasionally invest in startups that are looking for guidance from someone who has been around the block once or twice. He genuinely enjoys working with entrepreneurs and sharing feedback that may help them execute their visions.
He holds MBioch in Molecular Biochemistry from Oxford University as well graduating top of his class with a Distinction MSc in Finance from the prestigious Cass Business School, London.
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