Sobhi Hatem is a Managing Director and a member of the CEEMEA Private Markets investment team. He is based in London.
Mr. Hatem focuses on sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments across CEEMEA with a particular emphasis on Emerging Europe, Turkey and MENA. Mr. Hatem has broad experience across Consumer, Healthcare and TMT transactions. He is currently on the board of Saudi based food retailer Al Raya, and Bulgarian confectionary manufacturer Prestige.
Prior to joining TRG in December 2013, Mr. Hatem was a member of the Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) investment team from 2007. He has served on the board of numerous companies including the global animal pharma leader Huvepharma, Asia based renewable energy company Sindicatum Sustainable Resources and Pan-African outdoor advertising leader Continental Outdoor Media. Before CVCI, Mr. Hatem spent nine years in investment banking at Lehman Brothers in London focusing on M&A and capital market transactions in the Telecom and Media Group (1997-2004), then on developing Lehman Brothers’ emerging markets activity in Turkey and the Middle East between 2004 and 2007.
Mr. Hatem holds a Civil Engineering degree from McGill University (Honours) and a Business Degree from Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in France. Mr. Hatem is fluent in French and Arabic.