Anas has been leading innovation programs for over 5 years by establishing innovation hubs, investing in startups, and providing early-stage incubation and acceleration programs. He has extensive experience in advising governmental entities in establishing sustainable innovation ecosystems, and developing strategies for supporting small and medium enterprises to stimulate economic development.
Anas has worked closely with national space organizations in establishing innovation frameworks and strategies for accelerating entrepreneurship in the space industry. He recently led several initiatives in the incubation of space technology startups in the UAE through custom space innovation programs, and has done extensive work in the drones tech industry by launching strategic R&D projects for investors and stakeholders. Prior to that, Anas worked with leading oil and gas firms in engineering and project management. He also co-founded companies in the media and IOT industries.
With a passion for supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, Anas founded innovaMENA, an innovation enabler that supports entrepreneurs, startups and industry stakeholders, and provides innovation advisory to various organizations. He also provides various programs for academia and universities encouraging students to pursue their entrepreneurship passions. He is also an advisor and mentor with several international organizations focused on early-stage entrepreneurship.