Kamal Hassan
Innovation 360, Founder, President & CEO


Kamal Hassan is a 20-year veteran of the business world with expertise in corporate strategy, innovation management, venture capital, and startup development and growth.

As founder, President and CEO (Chief Excitement Officer) of Dubai-based Innovation 360, a global innovation management firm, Kamal works with organizations of all sizes and specialties to enhance value creation through innovative products, services and business models.

Kamal is an investor and an active supporter of startups and SMEs in the Middle East. Kamal invests in technology startup businesses through regional and international funding programs. He is a General Partner at Fenox Venture Capital, Founder of i360accelerator.com, as well as a Managing Director for TURN8, a seed accelerator program organized by DP World.

Additionally, he has been involved in numerous events for entrepreneurs, including organizer and emcee for Startup Weekend events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi; mentor at NYUAD International Hackathon for the Social Good in the Arab World; keynote speaker at Seed Forum Kiev; panelist at GITEX, and many more. He has also presented on entrepreneurship and innovation at such organizations as the American University of Sharjah and the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development.

Kamal’s background includes high level business development roles at several technology organizations including Instantis, Kompono and InterX. He also served as Sr. VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Breakthrough Management Group, a management consultancy based in the U.S.

Kamal holds a Masters in Genetic Engineering from San Francisco State University in the U.S., and has completed executive education courses at Harvard Business School, Leeds School of Business and The Wharton School.

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