Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Najib Hashem

Principal Director, Financial Advisory
Deloitte Middle East

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.

Experience:

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).


Sessions of the speaker

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

14:00 - 15:00

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.

14:00 - 14:05

Introduction

Speakers:
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David East
Head of FDI and Economic Products
Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company

14:05 - 14:55

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Philippe Stefanini
Chief Executive Officer
Provence Promotion, France
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Taliya Minullina
Chief Executive
Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
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Andreas Dressler
Managing Director
FDI Center

14:55 - 15:00
14:05 - 14:55

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Philippe Stefanini
Chief Executive Officer
Provence Promotion, France
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Taliya Minullina
Chief Executive
Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
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Andreas Dressler
Managing Director
FDI Center
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Najib Hashem
Principal Director, Financial Advisory
Deloitte Middle East
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Dr. George Agyekum Nana Donkor
President
The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID)