Alaa is a principal driver for building the venture capital business for Mubadala by focusing on early growth, deep-tech companies that are disrupting traditional industries. Alaa started his career working for a telecom solutions start-up company where he was responsible for product management and marketing. During his tenure, Alaa worked on expanding the product portfolio from a single product to a suite of 10 platforms that target critical services for mobile operators. Alaa joined Mubadala in 2009 where he worked on designing and implementing the strategy to develop a technology cluster in Abu Dhabi focusing on semiconductor research through partnerships with Silicon Valley companies and academic institutions. Following the design and the initial roll-out of the strategy, Alaa moved to the Bay Area to support the transition of Executive Leadership in one of Mubadala's key assets in Silicon Valley, GlobalFounderies, where he worked on a series of strategic, corporate development and transformation initiatives. Alaa holds an MBA from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of Jordan.