Virgin Group

The Virgin Group is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in the mobile, music, money, travel, leisure, holidays, health & wellness sectors, plus a new sector commercial space travel!

The Virgin Group believes in making a difference. We stand for value for money, quality, innovation, fun, sense of competitive challenge. We do all of this by empowering our employees to continually deliver an unbeatable customer experience. These core principles combine to create global branded revenues that in 2012 exceeded £15bn ($24bn).

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Gulf Investment Corporation

GIC is a leading financial institution equally and wholly owned by the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Established in 1983 to promote the role of the private sector and support economic development in the GCC, GIC has invested billions of Dollars in more than 50 projects across multiple industries in partnership with both private and government entities.

ePlanet Ventures

ePlanet Ventures seeks to provide superior returns to its investors by making private equity investments on a global basis in companies where the application of innovation in technology and/or business models has the potential to create high-growth, category-dominant companies. Founded in 1999, ePlanet Ventures pioneered the development of a true global venture capital business model and was the first venture capital firm that utilized a global model with offices in Asia, Europe and the United States.

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National Technology Enterprises Company

NTEC was established in November of 2002 by the Kuwait Council of Ministers as a fully owned subsidiary of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA). NTEC’s business model is that of a technology projects development company utilizing investment tools such as Private Equity, Venture Capital and Direct Investment with a mission to lead both government and private sectors in the development of leading edge technology. NTEC invests in high potential companies that are fully developed or at the forefront of developing new technologies which will be developing not only the State of Kuwait but the region as a whole.

Dolphin International

Dolphin International, a privately owned Omani investment company which holds a diverse portfolio with investments in banking, infrastructure, education, healthcare, telecommunications, biotechnology, advertisement, real estate, construction, surgical products and energy.

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Global Telecom

Prominent entrepreneurs and investors with a strong track record from companies such as Celtel, Virgin Mobile Latam, Virgin Mobile Central & Eastern Europe, End2End, MACH, Vodafone, Tele2 and Millicom.

Management Team

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa’s executive team led by founder and CEO Mikkel Vinter, and combination of Virgin Mobile and FRiENDi GROUP management executives with strong mobile, MVNO and digital backgrounds.