MENA Summit 2018

MENA Summit 2018

FDI in MENA: The Role of Capital Markets and Financial Infrastructure

Thursday, February 8, 2018 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

In the era of low oil prices, access to foreign direct investment (FDI) is critical to the region. As the investment disruptions caused by the Arab Spring fade, foreign investment is returning to the MENA region, with a wide array of major projects in the works. This panel will discuss the key role that capital markets and financial infrastructure plays in not only attracting FDI but also creating solutions to the regional challenges.

What industries in MENA are ripe for international investors? What political or reputational risk factors are considered impacts on local development efforts and economic growth?


John Burbank

Founder, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Passport Capital


Sarah Al Suhaimi

CEO, NCB Capital; Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Tadawul

Miguel Azevedo

Head of Investment Banking, Middle East and Africa, Citigroup

Rayan Fayez

CEO, Savola Group

Rishi Kapoor

Co-CEO, Investcorp Bank

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