Abdulaziz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Madar Farms - a UAE based AgriTech startup dedicated to addressing Food & Water Security in the Arab region. Madar Farms provides both growing tech for all, and grows themselves. Their tech uses 95% less water and land than conventional farming, making them one of the most efficient and sustainable produce growers in the GCC. Abdulaziz has also been a serial investor in disruptive technologies (Lyft, Hyperloop One, Agolo) and is a GP with Madar Ventures.
Abdulaziz’s interest in food security began during his time at McKinsey &Co. working extensively with GCC governments addressing a variety of national risk challenges. Previously a banker with HSBC, Abdulaziz’s coverage included Middle Eastern sovereigns, financial institutions, corporates and both the entire international Islamic Finance and African bond space. He holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business.