Valerie Hawley

Valerie Hawley

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Valerie Hawley is Director of Corporate Partnerships the Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI), in Abu Dhabi, an entity aiming to enhance AI capabilities across the Middle East. SCAI focuses on Healthcare, Financial Services and Climate Change. Her expertise lies in advising companies on their disruptive innovation strategy by developing use cases and competencies in AI related technologies.

Valerie brings over 12 years of experience in disruptive innovation: first as an entrepreneur; second, in her leadership role in setting up the digital innovation and entrepreneurship program at HEC Paris; and third, in her previous role as the head of innovation at Daman, the National Health Insurance Company of Abu Dhabi.

Valerie graduated from Sup’Optique and HEC Paris. Her strategic consulting skills were honed at KPMG where she managed multi-disciplinary teams. Valerie has been working in the UAE for over 12 years and has built a vast network within the innovation and tech ecosystem.

Valerie is passionate about new technologies and especially Web 3 technologies. She is an active investor in the space. She is a General Partner in True Global Ventures VC fund. True Global Ventures (TGV) is a global Venture Capital firm built by a group of serial entrepreneurs with a solid track record of investing their own money together with Limited Partners into ventures run by serial entrepreneurs. Portfolio companies leverage web3 technologies, incorporating blockchain as competitive advantages to drive change with proven products