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Ruth is a journalist for Mergermarket. Based in Dubai for eleven years she is an experienced financial journalist with an extensive network of contacts in the region. She has worked as a deputy editor for CPI Financial, publisher of Banker Middle East, and prior to moving to Dubai she spent a year reporting and editing at Bucharest Business Week in Romania. Ruth had earlier stints in local and regional newspapers in Northern Ireland and worked as broadcast assistant at BBC Three Counties Radio in Bedfordshire.
Ruth has also worked as a consultant for Dubai-based ValuStrat Consulting, sourcing potential acquisition targets for PE/VC firms, corporates and family offices, and as a consultant partner with market research firm Insight Discovery.
She holds a BA (Hons) Media Performance from the University of Bedfordshire and is a qualified journalist from the Belfast Metropolitan College.
Omar is a partner and head of the UAE Corporate/M&A practice. His practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, corporate governance, joint ventures, commercial matters and corporate/shareholders' disputes in the UAE and throughout the region.
Omar has over 15 years' of experience in the Middle East and has acted for local and regional corporates and financial institutions, governments and regulatory bodies, multinationals, family businesses and royal houses. He is bilingual in Arabic and English.
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Elaine Green is Editor - EMEA Bureaus at Mergermarket and is responsible for managing the Bureaus in Europe and Middle East and African (EMEA) as well as being Global Head of Shipping. She has been with the company since its inception in 2000 and is an experienced reporter, editor and manager having worked both within the group and at wide range of other European publications. Her qualifications include a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
Ashraf Allam is the Regional Vice President for Mundipharma Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, based in Dubai.
Mundipharma is a leading research and manufacturing privately held US Pharmaceutical company with annual revenues around $5.0 Billions
In this role, Ashraf manages Mundipharma business in the MEA countries and is fully accountable for the profit and loss. Over the last five years, Ashraf has been serving as the elected Chairman, Executive Committee for the association of American, European and Japanese research based manufacturing pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies (PhRMA) in the Middle East and Africa region.
Jessica has held a series of management positions across healthcare organizations in the United States, Africa, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Her wide range of experience spans business development, general management, consulting and product development. Currently, Jessica leads GE Healthcare’s Enterprise Solutions business for the Middle East and Turkey. She is responsible for driving end-to-end customer solutions that leverage the full breadth of GE Healthcare’s portfolio. Working with healthcare providers, investors and government entities, her team drives innovative business models and builds long term strategic partnerships that create value across clinical, operational and financial indicators. Jessica holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Presently working as CFO with Avivo Group, the healthcare platform of a Private Equity; Apart from finance, also manages HR & Admin, Procurement, IT and Legal functions.
He comes with a proven track record in leadership, M&A, business restructuring and turnaround, investments, corporate governance and strategic thinking.
Proficient in M&A, IPO readiness, fund raising, strategic planning, feasibility studies, business restructuring, joint-ventures, strategic alliances, financial analysis, valuations, accounting and control, corporate governance, legal and contract negotiations, etc.
Industries exposure: Healthcare, FMCG distribution, Private Equity, Fashion Retail, Pharmacy Retail, Logistics, Coal Mining, Iron & Steel, Power Distribution, Water Distribution, Construction & Infrastructure, Real Estate, Education, Equipment rental, Port operations, Power rental, Warehousing, Transportation, etc.
He has previously worked with Tata Steel – India (a fortune500 company), Alghanim Industries – Kuwait, Global Capital Management – Kuwait and Jassim Transport and Stevedoring Co – Kuwait.
Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds green belt certification for ‘Lean Six Sigma’.
Winner of ‘Revolutionary CFO of the Year’ award in 2017 organized by Naseba.