Tarek Kassem is a prominent financier and banker with strong business experience and a keen interest in and links to the Arab world.
His banking career stretches back some 35 years in the City of London, and his roles have always had a Middle East dimension.
He has extensive experience of investment banking, including capital markets, structured finance, corporate finance, private equity, venture capital and project financing. He also founded and ran a London based international investment bank, and set up a property investment company. His investment banking career has been based around his relationships in the Middle East, especially the Gulf. He has an extensive client base including the ruling families of several Gulf states and the major merchant families and industrial groups.