Episode 4

Sarwa’s Mark Chahwan on Building an Online Investment Service in the Middle East

In this episode of Rise of the Next, Mark talks about some of the cultural differences between the Middle East and the West when it comes to investing, and what matters when building a wealth management company. 
Mark Chahwan

Picture courtesy of Sarwa

Shereen Abdulla

Podcast Host

Published

14.02.22

Mark Chahwan co-founded Sarwa more than four years ago after moving from Montreal to Dubai to address gaps in the market: a local population that was still largely parking its money in real estate and savings accounts, and a banking sector that mostly focused on high net worth individuals. 

Sarwa made it easy for customers to open an account, and offered the opportunity to build a diversified investment portfolio, including crypto.

In this episode of Rise of the Next, Mark talks about some of the cultural differences between the Middle East and the West when it comes to investing, and what matters when building a wealth management company. 

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Shereen Abdulla

Podcast Host

Shereen Abdulla has more than 12 years of experience in innovation management and entrepreneurship in the financial and tech industries. She has helped foster startup ecosystems across the Middle East to bring together founders, investors, corporations and government entities, and consulted on corporate innovation. Shereen holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and an Executive MSc from Columbia University.

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