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Middle East Council

Sulaiman M. Al-Rubaie

Partner

Global Capital Management

Mr. Al-Rubaie has more than 14 years of experience in merchant banking and private equity.... Read More

Sulaiman M. Al-Rubaie

Partner

Mr. Al-Rubaie has more than 14 years of experience in merchant banking and private equity. He has a wealth of experience across many areas including private equity, mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets and restructuring.

He started his career
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Global Capital Management

Leith M. Masri

Founding Partner

Foursan Group

Mr. Masri is a Founding Partner of Foursan Group, a leading Middle Eastern private equity... Read More

Leith M. Masri

Founding Partner

Mr. Masri is a Founding Partner of Foursan Group, a leading Middle Eastern private equity firm which was established in 2000 and manages funds primarily investing in accelerated growth companies in the Levant and North Africa.  Previously, Mr. Masri was
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Foursan Group

Ahmed Badreldin (Chair)

Partner - MENA Region Head

The Abraaj Group

Ahmed Badreldin is responsible for and oversees The Abraaj Group’s investments in the Middle East... Read More

Ahmed Badreldin (Chair)

Partner - MENA Region Head

Ahmed Badreldin is responsible for and oversees The Abraaj Group’s investments in the Middle East and North Africa. He joined The Abraaj Group in 2008 after eight years at Barclays Capital in London. Previously, he was with the oilfield services
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The Abraaj Group

Hoda Abou Jamra

Founding Partner

TVM Capital

As a Founding Partner of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, a specialist Dubai-based private equity company,... Read More

Hoda Abou Jamra

Founding Partner

As a Founding Partner of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, a specialist Dubai-based private equity company, Hoda has been instrumental in identifying gaps in healthcare provision across the MENA region, raising capital internationally and executing innovative and value-creating investments.Hoda is a
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TVM Capital

Mohammed Al-Shukairy

Partner

Clifford Chance

Mohammed Al-Shukairy

Partner

Clifford Chance

Walid Cherif

Managing Director and co-Head

Gulf Capital

Walid Cherif

Managing Director and co-Head

Gulf Capital

Gilles De Clerck

Partner

The EuroMena Fund

Gilles de Clerck has been an Executive Director of the EuroMena private equity funds since... Read More

Gilles De Clerck

Partner

Gilles de Clerck has been an Executive Director of the EuroMena private equity funds since 2004. He chairs and sits on the board of several companies in the MENA region. Mr de Clerck has more than 20 years of experience
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The EuroMena Fund

Shailesh Dash

Founder & CEO

Al Masah Capital

Veteran of the MENA alternative investments sector, Shailesh has 20 years of alternative investment experience.... Read More

Shailesh Dash

Founder & CEO

Veteran of the MENA alternative investments sector, Shailesh has 20 years of alternative investment experience. In 2010, he started Al Masah Capital, and since then Al Masah Capital has become an industry leading company with 53 employees and offices in
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Al Masah Capital

Zahid Kamal

Director, Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs

Fajr Capital

Zahid Kamal focuses on corporate and investment operations at Fajr Capital and is the company’s... Read More

Zahid Kamal

Director, Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs

Zahid Kamal focuses on corporate and investment operations at Fajr Capital and is the company’s Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior lawyer at Ashurst LLP in London and Dubai, where he
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Fajr Capital

Andre Wagner

Executive Director

Swicorp

Mr. Wagner joined Swicorp in 2004 as part of the Investment Banking team based in... Read More

Andre Wagner

Executive Director

Mr. Wagner joined Swicorp in 2004 as part of the Investment Banking team based in Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. After a break to complete his MBA, Mr. Wagner joined the Private Equity division as Investment Director for Intaj Capital. Mr.
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Swicorp

Nabil Issa

Partner

King & Spalding

Nabil Issa

Partner

King & Spalding

Abdalla Elebiary

Qalaa Holdings

Abdalla Elebiary

Qalaa Holdings
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