Thought Leader Interview: Saad Kassis Mohamed

Saad Kassis Mohamed is an Indian Entrepreneur, Investor and Equestrian. Born with a strong sense of social responsibility, Saad embarked on his journey to make a positive difference in the world from a young age. His passion for helping others and commitment to fostering positive change have been the driving forces behind his success.

Throughout his career, Saad has demonstrated a remarkable ability to innovate in funding social initiatives, leveraging his expertise to secure substantial support for projects aimed at alleviating poverty, promoting education, and advancing healthcare in underserved communities. As the CEO of WeCare, a non-profit organization he co-founded, Saad has spearheaded numerous campaigns and initiatives to address pressing humanitarian needs, particularly during times of crisis.

You have been involved in many projects; can you tell us about some of these?

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to be involved in various projects aimed at making a positive impact in communities around the world. One of the most significant projects I’ve been involved in is leading WeCare, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding impoverished individuals by investing in human capital. Through initiatives such as providing direct healthcare and nutritional assistance, as well as comprehensive training and educational programs, WeCare seeks to empower vulnerable communities, particularly in regions affected by crises like Sudan.

What has been your biggest career success?

While I am proud of many achievements throughout my career, I consider the successful raising of $100,000 for Sudan relief efforts through WeCare as one of the most significant milestones. This initiative underscores the collective effort and dedication of our team in addressing humanitarian crises and rebuilding communities during times of need.

What projects are you currently involved in?

Currently, I am heavily involved in leading WeCare’s initiatives, particularly in supporting Sudan relief efforts and advocating for global trade security and efficiency through collaborative efforts with industry stakeholders and governments.

How did you get started in finance?

My journey in finance began with a strong educational foundation and a passion for understanding financial markets and strategic planning. I ventured into the finance industry, holding notable roles in organizations such as Al Khaleej Capital and Ernst & Young, where I gained valuable experience in investment management and financial analysis.

What are your goals for the next 5 years in business/finance?

In the next five years, my goals in business and finance revolve around driving innovation, fostering sustainable growth, and making a meaningful impact in communities through impactful projects and initiatives. I aim to continue leveraging my expertise to create positive change and empower individuals around the world.

Do you also have a lifetime goal?

My lifetime goal is to leave a lasting legacy of positive change and empowerment. Whether through my philanthropic initiatives or my contributions to sustainable finance, I am committed to creating a better future for generations to come.

You have experienced great success at a young age, what inspires/motivates you?

Success for me is not just about personal achievements, but about making a positive impact on the world around us. Witnessing the struggles and challenges faced by communities, especially during crises like the one in Sudan, motivates me to work towards creating meaningful change. Every individual deserves access to basic necessities and opportunities for a better life. Knowing that our efforts through WeCare are making a difference in people’s lives is what truly inspires me.

Philanthropy plays a big part in your life, could you tell us more about this and your innovative approaches to funding social initiatives?

Philanthropy isn’t just about providing financial aid; it’s about creating sustainable solutions to address underlying issues. At WeCare, we believe in investing in human capital to empower communities. Our approach involves not only providing immediate relief during crises but also focusing on long-term strategies such as education and healthcare. We also innovate in funding by partnering with organizations like SilverLake Capital, leveraging their resources and expertise to maximize our impact.

Have you personally been involved in any impact investing projects?

Yes, I’ve been personally involved in impact investing projects, particularly in initiatives aimed at addressing humanitarian crises and promoting global trade security. Through WeCare and other endeavours, I’ve worked closely with various stakeholders to invest in projects that generate positive social and environmental returns while also ensuring financial sustainability.

You are also passionate about sustainable finance, what are your goals in this area and why is this so important to you?

Sustainable finance is essential for building a more equitable and resilient world. My goals in this area revolve around promoting investments that not only generate financial returns but also contribute to social and environmental progress. By integrating sustainability into financial practices, we can drive positive change while ensuring long-term prosperity for future generations.

How do you see the financial landscape changing over the next 10 years with sustainable finance becoming more popular and companies needing to meet sustainability goals?

Over the next decade, I anticipate a significant shift towards sustainable finance as companies recognize the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. Investors will increasingly prioritize investments that align with their values and sustainability goals. This shift will not only drive innovation and efficiency but also hold companies accountable for their impact on society and the planet.

How can readers find out more about you?

Readers can learn more about me and my work through WeCare’s website or Instagram (@wxcsaad). Additionally, they can follow our initiatives and updates on social media platforms to stay connected with our efforts in philanthropy, impact investing, and sustainable finance.

Editor-In-Chief of Bizpreneur Middle East