HBI 2024

Tuesday June 20, 2023

2:30 pmRegional Opportunities

Investing in MENA

Opportunities in the MENA, in particular in Saudi Arabia, are gigantic but accessing and understanding these markets isn’t easy, it requires strong local knowledge and partners to be successful. In a highly competitive, brand-oriented market getting it wrong is disastrous. This session discusses the opportunities and gives practical advice on how to succeed.

The session is followed by a networking break to provide delegates with an opportunity to meet local partners and investors from the region.

Panelists include Youssef Haidar, Founder and CEO, StonePine Capital Partners, who has invested extensively across the GCC and the wider Middle East. Nexus Gulf, a company co-founded by StonePine and led by Youssef, has partnerships with European groups including Alliance Medical and Cerba
Dr Adil Monshi, Director General for Investment Promotions, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Michael Ferstl, General Manager, Vamed
Abhishek Sharma, Founder CEO, Foundation Holdings
Moderated by Hamid Yunis, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery


Youssef Haidar
Youssef HaidarFounder and CEOStonePine Capital Partners
Dr Adil Monshi
Dr Adil MonshiDirector General for Investment PromotionMinistry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek SharmaFounder CEOFoundation Holdings
Michael Ferstl
Michael FerstlGeneral ManagerVamed
Hamid Yunis
Hamid YunisPartnerMcDermott Will & Emery

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