PRIVATE EQUITY MENA FORUM & AWARDS 2017
The regional gathering for investors

April 19 2017, The St Regis @ Al Habtoor City, Dubai

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Sheikha Nadia Al Dossary

CEO
Al Sale

She has said that “life doesn’t offer success on silver plates” for women, “they’ve got to work hard and make their own achievements.” Al Dossary, the daughter of a wealthy Bahraini-Saudi family
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Henadi Anwar Al Saleh

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Henadi Anwar Al-Saleh is Chair of the Board in Agility. Included in this role, Al-Saleh oversees the company’s corporate governance program while safeguarding the interests of investors and stakeholders.
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Ayman Sejiny

Group Chief Executive Officer, Bank Alkhair BSC

Mr. Ayman Sejiny is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Bank Alkhair. He has over 23 years of corporate and investment banking experience, having worked with leading international institutions
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Elissar Farah Antonios

Citi CEO

Elissar was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Citi UAE as of January 1, 2016.In this role, Elissar is responsible for Citi’s diverse and complex businesses in the UAE
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Farah Foustok

Chief Executive Officer, Lazard Asset Management .

Farah Foustok is the Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Asset Management . based in Dubai. She began working in the investment field in 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in 2014, she was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of ING Investment Management Middle East from 2008.
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Ahmed Al Alfi

CEO Sawari Ventures (Flat6Labs Creator)

Named one of the most creative people in the world by Fast Company, Ahmed El Alfi has been an early stage/growth investor for the past 25 years. El Alfi founded Hybrid Capital Partners in 1990
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Malek El Husseini

Healthcare Operating Partner, QFB

Malek El Husseini serves as Healthcare Operating Partner, Alternative Investments at Qatar First Bank, a healthcare platform that invests into the healthcare industry across the MENA region.
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Bader Saad

Vice President Direct Investments, Al Mal Capital

Bader Saad joined Al Mal Capital in 2014 and is responsible for all aspects related to the origination, execution and realization of direct investments. Prior to joining Al Mal, Bader worked
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Dr. Philip Boigner

CEO, Innovation Development Oman (IDO)

IDO invests globally into fast growing technology companies. Previously, he was Vice President of Investments and member of the executive management team at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, UAE. Having started his career as a software engineer
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Biswajit Dasgupta

Chief Investment Officer,
Treasury, Emirates Investment Bank

Biswajit Dasgupta is Chief Investment Officer – Treasury, at Emirates Investment Bank, overseeing the bank’s proprietary investments. He brings over 25 years of regional and international experience
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Carlos Héneiné

Managing Director, Quilvest Dubai

Carlos Héneiné is co-head of Quilvest Private Equity, Emerging Markets.
As such he jointly manages the team at Quilvest that oversees Private Equity Investments in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe,
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DANY FARHA

CEO & MANAGING PARTNER

Dany is the Co-founder and CEO at BECO Capital, a Venture Capital firm that provides early stage growth capital and hands-on operational support for technology companies in the MENA region with a focus on the GCC.
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Dr. Eyad Kassar

CEO of Rocket Internet Middle East

Dr. Eyad grew up in Germany, where he earned a Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science. During his studies he was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation.
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Muhannad Qubbaj

Senior Managing Director Gulf Capital

As Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity division, Mr. Qubbaj leads deal sourcing & origination for our Funds, global fundraising, deal screening activities and also oversees and manages all investor relations.
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Mohammad Al Duaij

CEO Alea Global Group

Mohammad Al Duaij graduated from Leeds University Business School in 2002 with accounting and finance honour degree. Mohammad started his career at Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic
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Emad Mansour

Founder & CEO of Audacia Capital

Emad is a seasoned investment professional with 23 years of banking experience in the GCC. As an accomplished investment banker with an impeccable reputation and relationships at the highest levels
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Angus Paterson

Partner STC Ventures

Angus is a Partner with STC Ventures, one of the leading VCs in MENA, backed by Saudi Telecom, and managed by Iris Capital, a leading European head-quartered VC specialised in the digital economy.
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Tariq Khoshhal

Private Equity- Director
Alkhabeer Capital

Tariq Khoshhal began his career in private equity and investment banking. He joined Alkhabeer Capital in 2013 to support and lead the Private Equity team.
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Mustafa Kheriba

Group COO
Abu Dhabi Financial Group

Mustafa Kheriba is the Group Chief Operating Officer of Abu Dhabi Financial Group, and Executive Director of Integrated Alternative
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Dr. Hani Enaya

Head of Investments and Managing Director,
Taqnia

Hani has a unique diverse experience across different disciplines. He is Head of Investments at Taqnia and Managing Director of the $120 million
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Renata George

Venture Capitalist,
founder of non-profit Women.vc.

An entrepreneur – turned angel investor – turned VC. Femtech advocate advancing women in venture capital and private equity. Co-author of a study course on venture capital and entrepreneurship.
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Alban Neveux

Group Managing Director
Advention Business Partners

Alban Neveux is the Group Managing Director and Head of the Private Equity practice at Advention Business Partners. His professional experience prior to Advention Business Partners includes fifteen years in strategy consulting on an international scale
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Nidal Abou Zaki

Managing Director of Orient Planet Group (OPG)

Nidal Abou Zaki is the founder of Orient Planet Group (OPG) and several companies in the Middle East engaged in marketing and communications, public relations, business consulting, media
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Ihsan Jawad

Managing Partner, Dubai

Ihsan is an internet entrepreneur based in Dubai. After founding Zawya.com and exiting to Thomson Reuters in 2012, he went on to co-found HoneyBee Tech Ventures, an
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Khaled Talhouni

Managing Partner
Wamda Capital

Khaled is a career private equity and venture capital professional with significant experience in value creation and realization. He has built unique experience in the MENA region originating,
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Karim Souid

Executive Director Private Equity
Swicorp

Karim leads Swicorp’s Private Equity activities in the GCC region. He is responsible for deal origination, execution, fundraising as well as active oversight of portfolio companies.
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Tariq Bin Hendi

Executive Vice President
Emirates NBD Group

Tariq is currently an Executive Vice President and the Head of Products & Advisory at Emirates NBD Group, having previously served as the CEO of Emirates NBD Asset Management.
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Julie Leblanc

CEO & Founder
MYLIST

Julie Leblan is the CEO and founder of MYLIST, the leading gift & rewards online platform in the MENA region.MYLIST has now partnered with over 100 retailers,
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Idriss Al Rifai

Founder
Fetchr

Idriss Al Rifai is an entrepreneur passionate about disrupting the Middle East retail market with technologies and customer-centric services that enable the growth of e-commerce in the region.
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Morrad Irsane

Co-founder and CEO
Melltoo

Morrad Irsane is the co-founder and CEO of Melltoo, a peer-to-peer marketplace for secondhand with door to door delivery. Morrad is a lifelong entrepreneur
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Richad Soundardjee

Group Chief Regional Officer, Societe Generale Middle East
Regional Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale Dubai

Richad joined Societe Generale in 1994. Until 2002, he built an
equity capital markets expertise through various senior positions
covering clients in France, South East Asia and Northern Europe.
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Edwina Kelly

Director, EFG Hermes Private Equity

Edwina Kelly is a Director in the private equity team at EFG Hermes and specializes in European wind and solar investments, as part of EFG’s Vortex renewable energy platform which has AUMs of EUR 1.3bn
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Rami Bazzi

Chief Investment Officer
Sedco Holding

Rami joined Sedco Holding in 2015 as Chief Investment Officer bringing more than 20 years of experience in investments and strategy accrued at several international and regional organizations.
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Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi

CEO American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE)

Mr. Hussain currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE), the entity mandated by royal decree of the Ruler of Sharjah
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Adil Al Zarooni

CEO Al Zarooni Emirates Investments (ZEI)

Mr Adil Ismail Saeedi Al Zarooni has 16 years of experience in executive management, investments, sales, and IT security. He has strong expertise across multiple sectors in investment and operations, and in family owned businesses,
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Edoardo Calcaterra,

Partner
LCA STUDIO LEGALE

Edoardo is a business lawyer who regularly advises domestic and international clients in corporate matters, with particular reference to business law, private equity,
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Salwa Alahdal


Salwa (Dubai / Riyadh) joined KKR in 2016. Before joining KKR, Salwa spent over 3
years at HSBC in the Debt Capital Markets department in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Salwa
took on lead roles for Sharia-compliant issuances for Saudi corporates, banks, and quasi
government entities across various sectors.
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