TAMER BAZZARI, CA, CFA

Founder and CEO

With 26 years of experience in corporate finance and private equity with a focus on the MENA region, Mr. Bazzari has concluded over 50 transactions in over 20 industries. Mr. Bazzari obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from McGill University and his post graduate degree in Accounting from Concordia University in Canada. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant (CA) and a US Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

CURRENT POSITION:

  • CEO of UAE based Genero Capital which he founded in 2011.  Genero is focused on Corporate Finance Advisory and Private Equity Investments in MENA with investments in several sectors including Technology, Casual Dining and Education.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:
  • Board Member, Emirates NBD Capital Saudi Arabia between 2011 and 2019.
  • Until 2010, Group CEO of Rasmala Investment Bank (with USD 1.3 billion in assets under management and 230 employees across 6 offices in MENA).
  • Senior Advisor to the Dubai Financial Market.
  • Audit and financial services Consultant for Ernst & Young in Dubai and Deloitte in Canada and Cayman Islands.

CURRENT NON-EXECUTIVE ROLES:
  • Chairman, Awj Investments, a Casual Dining company with over 1,000 employees and 24 restaurants.
  • Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Palestine Investment Fund (sovereign wealth fund).
  • Member of Investment Committee, Middle East Venture Partners (largest MENA VC).
  • Board Member and Co-Founder, Dubai Angel Investors, with over 120 leading MENA professionals as shareholders and over 25 portfolio companies, enabling regional entrepreneurs with capital and mentorship.
  • Chairman, Masterminds Education, an education provider with US franchising rights to 18 markets (with a Dubai flagship facility).
  • Board Member, Miso Foods Ltd. (UK), operating 8 F&B outlets in London.
  • Founder, CFA Emirates, a professional society with over 800 members.
Mr. Bazzari is supported by a professional team with relevant Corporate Finance and Private Equity experience in MENA.