Operating at the nexus between technology and humanity, Deborah believes we need to get smarter on who/what we’re backing and a better way of doing business. She has a particular interest in the utilisation of technology such as Blockchain and AI.

Known for her ability to spot potential and connect the right people, Deborah enables investors to back founders worth funding. Her unique approach peels back the layers on the people behind the technology, and the potential impact of what they’re building. Key to this is the AMANI™  protocol – a framework she developed after spotting a pattern between teams that make it and those that don’t, and the impact business practices have on society and our future.

Deborah is a frequent speaker and engaging moderator at conferences, exploring a variety of topics including entrepreneurs, innovation and technology for good.

Based in Dubai, Deborah supports initiatives developing the pipeline of women from the schoolroom to the boardroom. She is also a mentor at Sheraa, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre and engages with the next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers at university campuses, accelerators and startup weekends.

Operating at the nexus between technology and humanity, Deborah believes we need to get smarter on who/what we’re backing and a better way of doing business. She has a particular interest in the utilisation of technology such as Blockchain and AI.

Known for her ability to spot potential and connect the right people, Deborah enables investors to back founders worth funding. Her unique approach peels back the layers on the people behind the technology, and the potential impact of what they’re building. Key to this is the AMANI™  protocol – a framework she developed after spotting a pattern between teams that make it and those that don’t, and the impact business practices have on society and our future.

Deborah is a frequent speaker and engaging moderator at conferences, exploring a variety of topics including: entrepreneurs, innovation and technology for good.

Based in Dubai, she is on the Steering Committee of the 30% Club’s GCC chapter, developing the pipeline of women from “schoolroom to boardroom”. Deborah is also a mentor at Sheraa, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre and is often found at university campuses engaging with the next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers.

Curiosity AND Creativity

A sense of curiosity is the hallmark of Deborah’s thinking. She explores the how and why of things, especially systems and people. But it doesn’t stop there. Challenging the status quo she asks ‘is there a better way‘ and if so, how?

Innovation and INSPIRATION

Deborah approaches matters like puzzles that need to be solved. With a sense of playfulness she challenges mindsets and perspectives, and helps people persevere through the most challenging circumstances. 

Learning and Legacy

Deborah brings a sense of perspective and balance to the work one does. She instils the importance of acknowledging the blessings we have been given, the lessons we have learned and being a positive influence in the lives of others.