Chief Investment Officer
Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (Wa’ed Ventures)
Salman T. Jaffrey is the Chief Investment Officer at Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (Wa’ed Ventures),a $200 million venture capital fund established by Aramco to invest in promising entrepreneurs and ideas that promote economic development and the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in Saudi Arabia. The fund targets innovative and impactful early-stage startups, with high growth potential and scalable business models, led by committed entrepreneurs. Salman is also an investment committee member for the ‘StartUp Lab’, a technology and innovation driven incubator and seed fun at the Aramco.Entrepreneurship Centre. Prior to his current role,Salman was the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Portfolio Management at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, a $500 million corporate venture capital fund that invests globally into early-stage companies with technologies of strategic importance to Saudi Aramco, to accelerate their development and deployment in the Kingdom. He has previously worked at leading professional consulting firms, including PwC and Ernst & Young. Salman holds a master’s degree in business forensics from the University of Melbourne and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bond University, Australia. He has also completed an executive program on venture capital from UC Berkeley and an innovation & entrepreneurship program from Stanford University.