Founder and CEO

With 25 years of experience in corporate finance and private equity with a focus on the MENA region, Mr. Bazzari has concluded over 50 transactions in over 20 industries. Mr. Bazzari obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from McGill University and his post graduate degree in Accounting from Concordia University in Canada. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant (CA) and a US Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

  • Until 2010, Group CEO of Rasmala Investment Bank (with USD 1.3 billion in assets under management and 230 employees across 6 offices in MENA).
  • Senior Advisor to the Dubai Financial Market.
  • Audit and financial services Consultant for Ernst & Young in Dubai and Deloitte in Canada and Cayman Islands.
  • Board Member, Miso Foods Ltd. (UK), operating 8 F&B outlets in London.

  • Member of Investment Committee, Middle East Venture Partners (largest MENA VC).
  • Board Member and Co-Founder, Dubai Angel Investors, with over 100 leading MENA professionals as shareholders and over 20 portfolio companies, enabling regional entrepreneurs with capital and mentorship.
  • Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Palestine Investment Fund (sovereign wealth fund).
  • Board Member, Miso Foods Ltd. (UK), operating 8 F&B outlets in London.
  • Chairman, Awj Investments, a Casual Dining company with over 1,000 employees.
  • Chairman, Masterminds Education, an education provider with US franchising rights to 18 markets (with 110 children in its Dubai flagship facility).
  • Founder, CFA Emirates, a professional society with over 800 members.
Mr. Bazzari is supported by a professional team with relevant Corporate Finance and Private Equity experience in MENA.