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09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
Day 2
Chair’s opening welcome
  • Carla Slim - Economist, MENAP, Standard Chartered Bank
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Day 2
Sector-focused versus generalist funds
  • Moderator Ahmed Emara - Group CEO & Managing Director, ReAya Holding Company
  • Panellists Chandra Tiwari - Principal, Head of Private Equity, Aramis Partners
  • Robert Lytle - Head of Education Practice, EY Parthenon
  • Ali Hashemi - Managing Director, Polymath Ventures

How do you generate returns through country-specific investments? What is an LP appetite for investing in sector-specific funds? Choosing the most favourable strategy. Healthcare and Education take the spotlight

10:30 - 11:15 45 mins
Day 2
Co-investments: structuring and financing a great co-investment deal
  • Moderator Craig MacDonald - Principal, HarbourVest
  • Panellists Ennis Rimawi - Managing Director, Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund
  • Nicolas Murat - Partner, Levant Capital
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking break
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Day 2
Venture and tech investing
  • Moderator Alvaro Abella - Executive Director – PE, Gulf Capital
  • Panellists Hala Fadel - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Leap Ventures
  • Christos Mastoras - Founder & Managing Partner, Iliad Partners

Analysing the VC funding landscape. UAE paving the way for venture and tech deal by value. Saudi as a hotspot of VC and tech investment activity. Egypt at the forefront of deals by volume. LP and GP perspectives of investing in venture and tech

12:30 - 13:15 45 mins
Day 2
Fintech, blockchain and ICOs
  • Moderator Charles-Henry Monchau - Managing Director - CIO & Head of Investment Management, Al Mal Capital
  • Panellists Graham Bell - Managing Partner, Bridge Partners
  • Fares Ghandour - Partner, Wamda Capital
  • Venktesh Shukla - General Partner, Monta Vista Capital

Is the ICO phenomenon set to take over MENA? How is blockchain changing VC investing? An overview of VC funding in blockchain technology. Why do VCs invest in fintech?

13:15 - 13:45 30 mins
Day 2
Building sustainable private equity businesses
  • Discussion leaders Tarang Katira - Principal, Hamilton Lane
  • Graham Bell - Managing Partner, Bridge Partners
  • Venktesh Shukla - General Partner, Monta Vista Capital

[Too hot to touch closed door session]

Run strictly under the Chatham House rules.

 No press allowed. How have private equity businesses been built in the Middle East and how conducive has this been to optimising corporate governance standards? What realities of doing business in the region need to be taken into account? How can expansion be handled, both while preventing strategy drift and ensuring that company culture is not compromised?

13:45 - 14:45 60 mins
Lunch and networking break
14:45 - 14:50 5 mins
End of SuperReturn Middle East 2018