Hadyah M. Fathalla

Executive Director

Hadyah Fathalla is executive director for C5 Accelerate and is responsible for public and private sector business in Middle East and Africa and developing innovative technology ventures. Hadyah previously served as a leading security expert in Bahrain, advising a number of government agencies on topics including security policy, strategy, cybersecurity, and other national security threats and challenges. She holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, concentrating on international global affairs and an MA in war studies from King’s College in London. C5 Accelerate is a London, Washington D.C., and Bahrain based technology investment firm. C5 Accelerate is developing a Cloud Accelerator Cluster in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States, alongside Amazon Web Services. Its mission is to accelerate best-of-breed start-ups to meet the growth opportunity being created by the geographic expansion of AWS, the world’s leading cloud computing platform.