Houssam Nasrawin

CV

Since 2016, Houssam Nasrawin has been the CEO of Gulf Development Company (“GDC Partners”), an investment and advisory firm based in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

 

He has founded in 2011 Arab Business Leaders (“ABL”), a NGO meant to bridge the GCC to Europe by encouraging business and entrepreneurship initiatives. He is today the president.

He is presently advisor for the Women empowerment initiative, Womenpreneur  meant to foster entrepreneurship for women in the MENA region.

 

In 2011, Houssam Nasrawin co-founded the consulting firm Mideast Capital based in Dubai. In five years Mideast Capital set up and advised 70 companies in “free-zone” and "off-shore" mainly in Dubai and RAK.

 

From 2009 to 2011, he worked in Private Equity in Dubai for Agility Logistics investment arm where he was in the investment team, active in Africa and the MENA region.

 

He has experience in London and Paris, mainly working in Investment Banking at La Société Générale and at Credit Agricole. He then joined Pechel Industries Partners, a private Equity firm in Paris.

 

In 2012 he received the African Leadership Award from the African Leadership Magazine for all his efforts and achievements to connect African and Arab companies.

Since 2012, Houssam Nasrawin as been active in cultural dialogues between Europe and the MENA region. He has also been mentor for some entrepreneurship initiatives mainly to support young entrepreneurs in the Middle East to launch their companies.

 

Houssam holds a Master in Finance from Audencia Business School (France) and a BA in International Economics from the University of Paris Nanterre. He also studied at the Ohio State University, USA.

 

He is a French and Jordanian citizen and lives in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

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Promotion of the GCC countries

Since 2011, Arab Business Leaders has organized moe than 40 events all around the World and Houssam Nasrawin was speaker at several international business events to promote bilateral trades with Arab countries. Below some examples:

 

Arab African summit (Dubai, Burj Al Arab)

Co-organized by ABL in presence of Vice President of Nigeria, Abubaker Atiku (350 CEOs attended)

ARab SMEs Investment forum (Paris, France)

Organized by ABL (300 CEOS attended). Nasrawin delivered the opening speech

Under the patronage and in presence of HH SHeikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qassimi

Entrepreneurs' forum (University of Oxford, UK)

Houssam Nasrawin was key note speaker about disruptive innovation in MENA region (200 CEOs, entrepreneurs and students)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arab World forum (Paris, France)

In partnership with ABL in presence (1,200 CEOs attended)

Under the patronage and in presence of Francois Hollande, French President

Private Investor Middle East (London, UK)

Nasrawin was speaker at one of the largest Investment forums for MENA region

Women entrepreneurhip conference (Brussels, Belgium)

ABL was co-organizer of the conference about entrepreneurship for Women in the MENA region

In presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, HE Alexander de Croo

Conference about the UAE at the Franco-Arab Chamber of Commerce (Paris, France)

Nasrawin was invite by the Chambe to talk in front of French companies about business in the UAE

GCC ambassadors conference (HEC, Paris, France)

ABL organized a conference in presence of the 6 GCC embassies in France

Africa Middle East Investment Forum (HEC, Paris, France)

Nasrawin was speaker about UAE - Africa business relations in from of poilitical and business delegations from Africa

African Leadership Award (Dubai, Burj Al Arab)

Co-organized by ABL in presence (300 CEOS attended)

 

Middle East Investment dinner (Dubai, Capital Club)

Co-organized by ABL in presence of CEOs from Europe and Africa

Conference : "Invest in the GCC" (Paris, France)

250 CEOs from all Europe attended the conference organized by ABL

Middle East investment forum (Paris, France)

150 CEOs from all Europe atteded the dinner organized by ABL in a prestigious Parisian hotel

Fostering Women entrepreneruship in the MENA region (Dubai, UAE)

Nasrawin delivered a speech in front of 200 guests

Since 2011, Arab Business Leaders has organized moe than 40 events all around the World and Houssam Nasrawin was speaker at several international business events to promote bilateral trades with Arab countries. Below some examples:

 

Arab African summit (Dubai, Burj Al Arab)

Co-organized by ABL in presence of Vice President of Nigeria, Abubaker Atiku (350 CEOs attended)

ARab SMEs Investment forum (Paris, France)

Organized by ABL (300 CEOS attended). Nasrawin delivered the opening speech

Under the patronage and in presence of HH SHeikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qassimi

Entrepreneurs' forum (University of Oxford, UK)

Houssam Nasrawin was key note speaker about disruptive innovation in MENA region (200 CEOs, entrepreneurs and students)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arab World forum (Paris, France)

In partnership with ABL in presence (1,200 CEOs attended)

Under the patronage and in presence of Francois Hollande, French President

Private Investor Middle East (London, UK)

Nasrawin was speaker at one of the largest Investment forums for MENA region

Women entrepreneurhip conference (Brussels, Belgium)

ABL was co-organizer of the conference about entrepreneurship for Women in the MENA region

In presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, HE Alexander de Croo

Conference about the UAE at the Franco-Arab Chamber of Commerce (Paris, France)

Nasrawin was invite by the Chambe to talk in front of French companies about business in the UAE

GCC ambassadors conference (HEC, Paris, France)

ABL organized a conference in presence of the 6 GCC embassies in France

Africa Middle East Investment Forum (HEC, Paris, France)

Nasrawin was speaker about UAE - Africa business relations in from of poilitical and business delegations from Africa

African Leadership Award (Dubai, Burj Al Arab)

Co-organized by ABL in presence (300 CEOS attended)

 

Middle East Investment dinner (Dubai, Capital Club)

Co-organized by ABL in presence of CEOs from Europe and Africa

Conference : "Invest in the GCC" (Paris, France)

250 CEOs from all Europe attended the conference organized by ABL

Middle East investment forum (Paris, France)

150 CEOs from all Europe atteded the dinner organized by ABL in a prestigious Parisian hotel

Fostering Women entrepreneruship in the MENA region (Dubai, UAE)

Nasrawin delivered a speech in front of 200 guests

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