Mazen has over 20 years of experience in the investment management and corporate law. Prior to founding Valpre Capital, he served as Executive member of the Board of Directors, Chief Legal Officer & Deputy CEO of Oger Telecom Ltd. He was overseeing the group’s investments in different ICT businesses across multiple markets and led a number of teams in major M&A and corporate finance transactions. He was also member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekom, Argela, and AssisTT in Turkey, and Cell C in South Africa.
Salam has over 10 years of experience in Managerial Accounting and Financial Controls. Prior to joining Valpre Capital, he served as the Financial Controller of Prime Pro Investment, a Lebanese holding company with subsidiaries in Lebanon and Africa, specialised in Telecommunication, Trading, Construction and Mining. He was responsible for reporting, budgeting and ERP implementation across the group. Previously, he had gained remarkable financial expertise with Azadea group in Retail, Food & Beverage, and Logistics across the MENA region.
Robert has over 20 years of experience in international law and investments. Prior to joining Valpre Capital, he acted as senior advisor for a London based family office with more than US$ 1 billion under management. Robert’s extensive experience covers a wide range of transactions related to energy, real estate, project financing, private placements, corporate restructuring, tax, and compliance related matters in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Canada in both legal and commercial advisory roles.
Rosine has 20 years of experience in private equity and advisory in France and the Middle East. Prior to joining Valpre Capital, she served as a director responsible of the fundraising and investors relation at a French hospitality and real estate group. She joined the company from Deloitte Private ME, where she was a family business senior advisor building and structuring family offices in the GCC. She had also served as a venture capitalist for a French private equity fund before co-founding a Mergers & Acquisitions and Advisory boutique focused on privately-owned SMEs and cross-border transactions in Europe.
Maher is an ambitious finance professional with a diverse background in audit and assurance, commercial, retail and investment banking. Prior to joining Valpre Capital, Maher gained valuable experience with Investcorp, Deloitte , Arab Bank and BankMed. His expertise encompasses financial statement evaluation, financial modelling, client relationship management, market research, and strategic analysis.
Ibrahim has over 18 years of experience in financial management. Prior to joining Valpre Capital, he served as the Finance Manager of LIMAG SAL, a Lebanese holding company with subsidiaries in Lebanon and Qatar specialized in the distribution of construction materials. He joined LIMAG in 2003. During his employment, he has successfully reshaped both the financial and accounting departments in terms of policies, procedures and internal controls, modified the pricing policy in order to mitigate exchange rate fluctuations and introduced currency hedging practices. He also conducted equity valuations, feasibility studies and prepared business plans to introduce new lines of business and expand in new markets.
Mohamad has over 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services sector across Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Valpre Capital, he served as a Director and MENA Head for FICC Structured Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Dubai. Mohamad started his career in Paris where he worked for several multinational financial institutions before moving to Saudi Arabia to work at Saudi Investment Bank followed by Al Ahli NCB.
Ahmad has over 16 years of experience in banking, real estate and investment management. Prior to joining Valpre Capital, he was with Citigroup in London in the Project Finance team where he was involved in large infrastructure financings across oil and gas, power and industrials and later on in the Debt Capital Market team responsible for raising bank and capital market financing for sponsors in the Middle East and North Africa. He later joined the Oger Group in 2008 and worked for the Insurance and Reinsurance subsidiary, MedGulf and later for the corporate finance team involved in financings across the Construction, Banking and Telecoms operations. In 2012, Ahmad launched a real-estate business in the UK focused on the development and management of prime Central London residential properties as well as operations in property finding, letting, and sales.
Conor Moran is a Managing Director with Key Capital in Dublin, Ireland with responsibility for the group’s portfolio of investment companies. He previously served as Head of Corporate Finance advising both domestic and international clients on acquisitions, restructurings, disposals and fundraisings. Previously, Mr. Moran worked with Allied Irish Bank (AIB) in the Corporate Finance team advising both the bank on international acquisitions and third-party clients on the full suite of corporate activity. Mr. Moran qualified as an Accountant with KPMG Ireland where he worked across the firm’s Business Advisory Services department and Corporate Finance unit working as part of the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) team specialising in large scale infrastructure projects advising both the public and private sector.
Kamal A. Hatoum has over 30 years of experience in the financial and private equity sectors. Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of BBB Foods/ Tiendras Tres B in Mexico, the first hard discount food and fastest growing retailer with more than 900 stores and growing with 12 new stores in a period of one month in Mexico. He is the former Managing Director in charge of Eastern Europe and MENA in the Global private equity group of Merryll Lynch. Mr. Hatoum has held a number of senior positions in several other reputable firms including McKinsey & Co and JP Morgan in New York.