Khalid AzizSVP Head of Global Ventures at Signify
Khalid Aziz has held the position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Global Ventures at Signify since July 2019. Khalid is responsible to build a growth platform of the next generation of businesses at Signify.
Before Signify, Khalid has held leadership roles in Telecoms and ICT industries. Based out of Germany, Khalid led the Global Commercial and Business Digitization portfolio at Nokia Services, prior to which he was leading the Global Strategy and Business Development function for the Nokia Services Business Group. As General Manager and Chairman of the regional board, Khalid led Nokia’s business in the Middle East covering several markets. While at Nokia, Khalid led several senior assignments in Finland and the UK. He was the Chief Technology Officer at a Private Equity group based out of the Middle East tasked at building Telecoms services business across Arabian Gulf markets.
Khalid holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Oxford University, and BEng in Electronics and Information Technology from Vaasa University, Finland. He is a mentor at the Social Entrepreneur Academy, Germany and has been an active partner member of Acumen Fund, focusing on sustainable investments in East Africa and South Asia.