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Jens Zimmermann

Managing Partner at Halo Investment


Mr. Jens Yahya Zimmermann is Managing Partner of Halo Investment Management, a UAE-headquartered principal investment & advisory firm. The Halo leadership team has managed over USD 5bn AUM in Private Equity, USD 1bn in Real Estate and raised over USD 2bn in capital.

Prior to Halo, Mr. Zimmermann was Partner & Managing Director for New Silk Route Growth Capital, a USD 1.3bn Private Equity fund manager focused on consumer industries in Emerging Asia. Prior to New Silk Route, Mr. Zimmermann co-founded South Asia Equity Partners and before that he co-founded HGU Hamburg Private Equity AG.

Mr. Zimmermann has over 25 years of direct investment experience across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has founded over 20 companies, led over 50 investments and served on numerous boards. He has a special passion for education where he has led iconic investments & serves on the boards of several of the leading private education groups in the world.

Mr. Zimmermann holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Hamburg. He is a co-founder of the Harvard Business School Alumni Clubs of Germany as well as the GCC. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a former professional athlete.