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  • Ghazi Ben Othman is a Managing Director of Private Equity. Mr. Ben Othman brings more than 21 years of operational and investment experience in IT, SME and other fast growing sectors. Prior to Malaz Capital, Mr. Ben Othman was Sr. Director of Corporate Development at ROVI, a publicly listed company in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, he was a General Partner at Minah Ventures, an early stage VC firm, a Senior Associate Partner at Crosslink Capital, a renowned Growth Stage VC firm, and an Equity Analyst in the technology sector at Deutsche Bank NA in San Francisco. On the operating front, Mr. Ben Othman held several business development positions at Dell Computer and Motorola in the United States.
  • In addition to his investment role, Ghazi served as President and co-founder of TechWadi, the leading professional association of Arab American technology executives in Silicon Valley. Mr. Ben Othman also enjoys advising and mentoring emerging Arab entrepreneurs looking to launch innovative startups.


  • Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • CME-1 Certified

Ghazi Ben Othman
Managing Director, SME Funds