Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Raja Hamzah Abidin

Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner
RHL Ventures

Raja Hamzah is Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of RHL Ventures. RHL Ventures is a Southeast
Asian-based private investment firm that focuses on growth capital investments in the Southeast
Asia and US region. Hamzah brings his vast experience in various investment roles to advise
companies and startups in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Prior to founding RHL Ventures, Raja Hamzah was a Director in Rasma Corporation, a boutique
mechanical and electrical engineering services firm based in Malaysia, focusing on infrastructure
projects including railroads, stadiums and hospitals. He focused on building and developing
partnerships with government-linked companies, listed and private corporates and local authorities,
and helped the company secure cornerstone projects for the national stadium and national rail
projects. Prior to Rasma, Raja Hamzah was a Principal Investment Analyst with Guoco Management
Company, a multi-billion US-dollar fund based out of Hong Kong. He used a fundamental, bottom up
approach to investing, focusing on listed equities, IPO and pre-IPO investment opportunities across
Asia and the U.S. He was also a Senior Analyst in the institutional coverage team of Goldman Sachs
Asset Management based out of Singapore. GSAM has more than USD1 trillion dollars of assets
under management There, he worked extensively with various institutional funds across Southeast
Asia, recommending investments across private equity, hedge fund and other asset classes for
clients which include Temasek, GIC, Bank Indonesia, the Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia and
Khazanah Nasional.

Raja Hamzah graduated from the University of Warwick, UK with a first-class honours degree in
Accounting and Finance. He was awarded as one of the ‘Top 50 people who are redefining the way
we live’ by the Singapore Straits Times in 2018, ‘Top 40 under 40’ by Prestige Magazine in 2017, and
was shortlisted as a Young Fellow of the World Islamic Economic Forum in 2019. Hamzah is one of
the mentors for Endeavor’s Scale up Program, a global NGO that supports entrepreneurs with
potential for economic and social impact in their regions. Hamzah is currently an Exco member of
the Malaysian Manufacturer’s Association, focusing on mentoring young companies. Hamzah is also
on the Board of Advisors of Indonesia-based Alami, a P2P financing company focused on Shariah
compliant loans and economic empowerment for small and medium sized enterprises in Indonesia.
Hamzah has a strong passion for sports – he is the treasurer of the Malaysian Gymnastics
Federation, and an Ambassador for the Football Association of Selangor’s Little Giants programme.

Sessions of the speaker



12:00 - 13:00

Gathering all Investors to discuss the current market situation. What are the trends in the investment world, should you buy or sell & the global lookout for investment? 

Faisal Mansour Sarkhou
Chief Executive Officer
Kamco Invest
Fahad Al Qassim
Chief Executive Officer
Emirates NBD Capital
Raja Hamzah Abidin
Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner
RHL Ventures
Majed Khalifa Al Mesmari
Head of Investment Banking - UAE
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
Saeed Mansoor Al Awar
Managing Director - Head of Middle East
Rothschild & Co
Session Chair:
Marcus Booth
White & Case