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Robert Samaan Head of Direct Investments at MASIC (Mohammed I. AlSubeaei & Sons Investment Co.)


Robert Samaan is the Head of Direct Investments at MASIC (Mohammed I. AlSubeaei & Sons Investment Co.), a leading private investment firm based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Robert is a career investment and banking professional with over 20 years of private equity, investment banking and corporate finance experience, both in the US and Middle East. Prior to joining MASIC, Robert was Head of Equity Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions at Riyad Capital (Riyadh, KSA) and Head of Corporate Finance at Rasmala Investment Bank (Dubai, UAE). Before moving to the Middle East, he held senior investment banking positions in New York with Jefferies & Company, Calyon Securities and Bear Stearns.

Robert holds an MBA (concentration in Finance) from the Stern School of Business at New York University (New York, USA), a BBA (major in Accounting) from Stetson University (Florida, USA) and a CPA license (Florida, USA).