Haider Akmal, Principal

Haider Akmal is a principal of Rho Ventures.

Haider joined Rho in 2008 after working at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on corporate strategy, business development efforts and buyout transactions for private equity clients. He also founded and led his own real estate investment firm.

He completed his residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at the Yale School of Medicine and earned his B.S./M.D. degree from the combined Biomedical Sciences Program at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He was a University of California President’s Research Fellow and was inducted into the Yale Society of Distinguished Teachers.

Haider enjoys working on the unique challenges of managing and leading science-based businesses. His interests include biotechnology, nanotechnology and energy, and in his free time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling and designing his zero-energy home.