May Nasrallah
Executive Chairwoman
  • 30+ years of experience
  • Formerly Head of Morgan Stanley Investment Banking for the MENA Region
  • Broad international experience working in New York, London, Hong Kong and Dubai while at Morgan Stanley
  • Founder and Executive Chairwoman of deNovo Partners


Alex Reuter
  • 23+ years of experience
  • Formerly M&A Investment Banking officer at Morgan Stanley in Frankfurt, London and Dubai
  • CFA Charterholder
Ahmed Osman
  • 20+ years of experience
  • Formerly Executive Director in the EMEA Insurance Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley Dubai and London
  • Specific focus on financial institutions transactions
Jawad Qasim
  • 21+ years of investment banking and private equity experience
  • Formerly Regional Head of Itaú Unibanco in MENA
  • Previously worked at Dubai Holding’s investment arm, Dubai International Capital
  • Specific focus on Sovereign Wealth Funds coverage and cross border capital raising
  • CFA Charterholder


Alexandre Halm
Managing Director
  • 18+ years of financial and strategic advisory experience in Western Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East
  • Formerly a JP Morgan investment banker and founding member of an African focused M&A boutique
Rami Elias Samo
Managing Director
  • 15+ years of experience
  • Formerly member of the equity research coverage team at Thomson Reuters (now part of The Blackstone Group) in New York
  • Specific focus on education deals
  • CFA Charterholder