2010 Outlook for Gulf M&A Financing: Participants
Ziad Makhzoumi - Arabtec Holding
Ziad Makhzoumi is CFO of Arabtec Holding PJSC. Before joining Arabtec in 2008, Ziad held various senior executive positions in UK, European, North American and Middle Eastern ventures. He has extensive experience of various global businesses and cultures and has managed many operations, acquisitions, joint ventures and turnarounds. He held responsibilities in the real estate, technology, financial services, engineering, manufacturing and consultancy sectors. Ziad started his career in the region with Booz & Co the management consulting firm, with assignments in the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Ali Al-Gwaiz - Riyad Capital
Ali Al-Gwaiz is chief executive of Riyad Capital, the independent investment banking arm of Riyad Bank. He has been in his current position since November 2007, when Riyad Capital was formed. Prior to that, Ali was head of investment banking at Riyad Bank. From 1995 to 2006, he was head of equity capital markets at SAMBA Financial Group and also worked for the lending division of the Saudi Industry Development Fund from 1985 to 1994.
Peter Fort - Morgan Stanley
Peter Fort is an executive director in Morgan Stanley’s Dubai office and is responsible for M&A and restructuring execution for clients in the Middle East and North Africa. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University and subsequently earned his MBA from University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, where he graduated first in his class. Peter launched his career in investment banking in 2001 and joined Morgan Stanley in early 2004. He worked in the technology investment banking group in New York, primarily focusing on M&A. In mid-2006, he relocated to the newly opened Morgan Stanley office in Dubai.
Steve Perry - Standard Chartered Bank
Steve Perry is global head of project, aircraft and shipping finance syndications and is also the regional head of syndications for the Middle East and Pakistan at Standard Chartered Bank. He is based in Dubai and is responsible for overseeing global structured finance transactions. He also looks after the corporate, structured trade finance, Islamic finance and financial institutions syndication business in the Middle East and Pakistan region.
Steve joined Standard Chartered in December 2004 through the purchase of ANZ’s PF business. He holds a Diploma in Business Studies from Anglia University.
Keith Mullin - Editor-in-chief, IFR
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