Osama Natto is a business architect and angel investor who has vowed to protect the rights of young entrepreneurs and is committed to helping young Saudis create the next wave of billion-dollar tech companies. He is both the founder and CEO of Innovative Business Solutions, a group of multiple companies focusing on specific business areas such as e-commerce, program management, smart buildings, and financial services.
By the age of 17, Osama already had several part-time jobs and businesses, including selling jewelry and running a small production studio, among others.
Osama attended college at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, where he graduated with Honors. He also studied abroad at California State University in Long Beach. During his university days, Osama spent two years as an intern with Procter & Gamble, where he was the youngest manager to work with the senior executives responsible for establishing P&G Gulf FZE in Dubai.
He left the corporate world after 6 years due to budget and innovation restrictions. Although his colleagues and some family members doubted him, Osama went off to start several small businesses.
Osama’s first business, Omnitec Al-Saudia, was short-lived. However, his second business, Innovative Business Solutions, was ranked twice in a row as one of the top 10 fastest growing start-up businesses in Saudi Arabia. It also ranked as one of the top 20 best growing businesses in Saudi Arabia.
Osama is now working as a partner and board member for several businesses. He continues to collaborate with his friends to set up new businesses, launching an average of one new business every 18 months.
In his latest ventures, Osama has started an initiative inviting young Saudi investors to pitch their Internet and mobile business ideas. He is dedicated to working with selected Saudi investors to help bring their products to market—two such products are scheduled for launch this year. Osama has also recently launched a project with a set of Saudi investors to boost Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce.
Osama is thankful to his father and toughest clients for providing him with the business knowledge that has helped him succeed.