21 INTERVIEW MANAGING DIRECTOR MENA, REPUBLIC uncertainty is something we are used BIO Anwaar AlMahmeed is Managing Director of the MENA region for Republic and co-founder of the East Chain Co. Before founding the East Chain Co., AlMahmeed was product development manager at Boursa Kuwait during its initial privatization phase. She started her career in the Kuwait Investment Authority’s (KIA) training program in 2011, where she interned at State Street’s Financial Securities department and later joined the hedge fund department. During her five years at the KIA, she trained at Man FRM, AHL, & GLG in New York and London. She became a board member of the National Technology Enterprises Company in Kuwait and has been a CFA charterholder since 2015. AlMahmeed has a bachelor’s in finance from Kuwait University. ✖
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