Akram is a seasoned investment and finance professional, turned digital entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience on deals valued at more than $6.5 billion. He started his career on Wall Street and held a range of finance positions. He has experience in Forex, Equity Capital Markets, Structured Finance and a deep background in Private Equity, Investment Banking & FinTech. He is the founder of Upside Capital, a financial transactions advisory firm and Upside Digital, a tech ventures investment platform.
He is industry agnostic with full command of Financial Engineering, Business Planning, Forecasting & Financial Modeling. Business Valuations of Start up, SME, Industrial Asset, Investment Vehicle, Financial Instrument as well as Term Sheet Structuring, Founder’s non-Dilution & Legal Engineering.
Akram holds a BBA from Al Akhawayn University in Finance, an MBA from Ecole des Ponts Business School, and is a CFA level 2. He is a native Arabic and French speaker and fluent in English. Akram also speaks basic Spanish and Italian.