Middle East Capital Markets Roundtable Participants
Robert Mohamed - National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Robert Mohamed is co-head of investment banking (debt and equity) at National Bank of Abu Dhabi, with primary responsibility for debt and equity capital markets client coverage of UAE/GCC corporate, public sector and government entities, and providing these clients with regional and global markets driven financing solutions. Mr Mohamed was recently appointed as the chairman of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) in the Middle East, Far East and Africa region. Prior to joining NBAD, Mr Mohamed ran the Euro-MTN business at Deutsche Bank, where he worked for over 12 years. Before that, he worked at Merrill Lynch in the debt and equity transaction group.
Farouk Soussa - Citi
Farouk Soussa is Citi’s chief economist for the Middle East, responsible for macro-surveillance of the GCC and Levant region. He is based in Dubai and joined Citi from Standard & Poor’s, where he was the head of government ratings for the Middle East and Africa (2004-2010). Mr Soussa started his career at the Bank of England, working in various divisions within the Financial Stability wing of the Bank, ultimately as a senior economist within the international finance division. While at the Bank, Mr Soussa spent 18 months as a financial regulator with the Financial Services Authority.
Jonathan Segal - Barclays Capital
Jonathan Segal is a head of CEEMEA debt capital markets origination at Barclays Capital. He joined Barclays Capital in May 1999 and was previously also responsible for building the firm’s coverage of corporates in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal as well as Western European sovereigns and supranationals. Prior to joining Barclays, Mr Segal spent six years at Deutsche Bank in London and New York covering US corporates and Latin American sovereign, bank and corporate issuers.
Keith Mullin - Editor-at-Large, IFR
Simon Williams - HSBC
Simon Williams is HSBC’s chief economist for the Gulf. Based in Dubai, he provides macroeconomic analysis and forecasts for equity, foreign exchange, and fixed-income clients investing in the region. Simon has been working in and on the Middle East for over a decade. He joined HSBC in 2006 after a lengthy career with The Economist and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London.
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.
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