Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Najib is a seasoned M&A Integration and Separation practitioner based in the Middle East
Najib leads Deloitte’s Operational and Commercial Advisory practice in Financial Advisory across the Middle East. As a seasoned M&A Integration and Separation practitioner, he is the first point of call to support clients with integrations and carve-outs. Najib assists clients to understand the strategic opportunities and risks associated with their transactions and to plan and deliver the expected benefits.
Najib works at the most senior levels in client organizations to create value and effect change. He bring experience from across the M&A deal lifecycle(M&A strategy, target search and selection, transaction due diligence, synergy assessments, implementation planning, to post-deal support). He combines financial rigor with the analytical skills of a strategy consultant coupled with several years of UK and French industry experience in senior staff and line roles. He was a founding member of the highly regarded Deloitte UK Post Merger Integration team. He is fluent in French, English, and Arabic and has lived and worked in the UK, the US, France, and the Middle East.
Background and interests
Najib holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London. He was awarded the Corporate Finance (CF) Qualification by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
14:00 - 15:00
FDI Pillar Session 4 - Greenfield Investments or M&A: What’s your take?
The long-term slide of greenfield investment in manufacturing halted in 2018, with the value of announced projects up 35 per cent from the low value in 2017.
The global M&A market remained strong in 2018 with announced transaction volumes reaching $4.1 trillion, the third highest year ever for M&A volumes.
Greenfield investment and M&A are showing good signs of growth over the previous years of slumps, what is the future outlook of these investments and what can policymakers do to attract MNCs to invest in their countries.