Reema Khan

Founder. CEO.  Board Chairman

Location:  San Francisco

"In today's global marketplace, international capital mobility and social cooperation are vital for true progress and sustained profitability."

Reema founded Green Sands Equity in June 2015 and is currently based in GSE's San Francisco office.  She is responsible for all aspects of the firm's investment strategy, team and operations across GSE's global network. Reema also specializes in strategic advisory for governments in their branding for Foreign Direct Investment.

She is a member of the Women in Science & Technology platform at the United Nations and is building a Fund of Funds in collaboration with Royal Academy of Science International to invest for United Nations SDG 2030, in particular the goal of bridging economic inequality with a focus on Science and Technology. She is also an independent Board Director of "Capital of Women." 

In addition to leading Green Sands Equity, Reema also hosts the annual San Francisco based Green Sands Global Summit, which is a private meeting of global intelligentsia. The by invitation Summit draws business and government leaders from around the world as well as Silicon Valley titans, for an off the record conversation and perspective sharing.


Reema began her career with Merrill Lynch, then joined Pfizer, and Goldman Sachs.  She founded Phyze LLC, a real estate holding company, and Fundeca, a media investment PE fund. She was also a Managing Partner at Capinvest, the Middle East investment advisory arm of United Overseas Bank of Singapore. Reema has lived in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United States. This history is mirrored in the wide scope of her investments that stretch across multiple sectors and geographies.

In 2017, Reema was awarded the 21st Century Icon Award for Astute Investments backed by CNBC and London School of Economics. In 2019 she has been nominated as one of the Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley Business.


Reema is an avid equestrian and a talented painter. She lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

English. French. 

New York University

University of Rochester

American University in Cairo