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"Technology is not a sector it's an enabler" – Q&A with Gateway Partners' Huda al-Lawati

"Technology is not a sector it's an enabler" – Q&A with Gateway Partners' Huda al-Lawati

Originally from Oman, Huda al Lawati (pictured) has earned degrees in both Business Economics and Neuroscience from US-based Brown University. Having joined Saudi-listed consumer conglomerate Savola as chief investment officer in 2015, she was responsible for portfolio management, M&A, investor relations and strategy there.

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