Miriam Kiwan is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at ADGM in Abu Dhabi. She is responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships that support ADGM’s sustainable growth. Prior to this, Miriam spearheaded entrepreneurship and innovation, focusing on positioning ADGM as the leading tech startup hub in the MEASA region and improving connectedness across ecosystems locally and internationally.
Through close collaborations with government entities, regulators, investors, accelerators, tech founders and other key ecosystem enablers, Miriam led various initiatives, including the assessment and benchmarking of the Abu Dhabi entrepreneurship ecosystem, the development of the ADGM entrepreneurship strategy and the launch of the tech startup license. This resulted in over 180 tech start-ups joining the ADGM business community within the first year as well as the inauguration of the first Entrepreneurship Summit in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Startup Grind. Miriam is a member of the ADGM Gender Equality group which is leading the efforts to foster gender balance in the workplace.
Prior to ADGM, Miriam held various strategic roles in the UAE and Europe. She holds a Global EMBA from TRIUM, a joint program between the London School of Economics, New York University Stern and HEC Paris.