Founder and CEO

With 24 years of experience in corporate finance and private equity in 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.

  • Group CEO of Rasmala Investment Bank, with USD 1.3 billion in assets under management.
  • 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 and member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees, an Arab Sovereign Wealth Fund.
  • Member of Investment Committee of MENA Fund Middle East Venture Partners (largest MENA VC).
  • Founder Chairman the CFA Emirates, a professional society with over 800 members.
  • Chairman Masterminds Education, an education provider with US franchising rights to 18 markets.
  • Chairman Awj Investments Ltd a MENA focused Casual Dining company.
  • Board Member and Chief Investment Officer Dubai Angel Investors, with 80 leading MENA professionals as investors enabling regional entrepreneurs with capital and mentorship.
Mr. Bazzari is supported by a professional team with relevant Corporate Finance and Private Equity experience in MENA.