Samer is a founding partner and Executive Director of Inventis. He has over 15 years of strategy and transaction advisory experience working on a large number of engagements throughout the Middle East, North Africa, the US and Europe.
Samer’s industry focus covers a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, media, technology, consumer and retail. He has led and participated in conducting financial and operational due diligences, developing business cases and growth strategies, and initiating organization restructuring and operational improvement.
Prior to this, Samer worked with Booz & Company in the Middle East, 2003-2011, and was a member of the firm’s Consumer & Media practice. He was also engaged, for over a year, in leading a Program Management Office within Quantum Group to establish and manage the operations of a digital content publishing business, Mercury Media, with an integrated news portal, web channel and content store.
In addition to his professional career, Samer is an avid angel investor and an advisor on strategy and business development to many local entrepreneurs. He invested in and exited several start-ups in the US and Europe. He is also a founder and investor in several Middle Eastern ventures. Samer also represents Inventis as a Board member on several portfolio companies.
Samer holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Economics (with distinction) from the American University of Beirut.