Walid Zein

Valoris Capital | Managing Partner

Walid Zein is the founder and Managing Partner of ValorisCap, an independent investment and financial advisory company that focuses on advising and investing in high growth companies looking to realize their full potential. Mr. Zein started his career in technology then moved to strategy consulting and spent the past 15 years in investment banking & private equity. Prior to founding ValorisCap in 2011, Mr. Zein was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee of EFG Hermes Private Equity, one of the largest Private Equity fund managers in the MENA region with c. USD 1 billion under management. Mr. Zein joined EFG Hermes from Goldman Sachs in 2008, where he was an Executive Director in its Investment Banking Division, starting in London in 2003 and moving to Dubai in 2007. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Zein spent two years with The Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Consultant based in Paris advising clients on such considerations as market entry strategies, product development, portfolio rationalization, organizational optimization and post merger integration. Mr. Zein started his career in the telecoms industry where he worked for five years in various capacities, including co-founding a telecoms consulting company in 1998. Mr. Zein holds an MBA from INSEAD with Honors, a telecommunications engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications in Paris and an electrical engineering degree from the Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs de Beyrouth in Lebanon.

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