THE EXPERIENCES THAT SHAPE OUR PATH

Mouawad is led by a group of advisors; working diligently in providing collective expertise with the objective of adding earnings to clients.

 
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Samir Mouawad
Founder & Partner

Founder of Mouawad Advisory, Mr. Samir Mouawad has been a trusted advisor on strategic and financial performance issues for over 25 years.

 

His business experience began in the family business under the watchful of his father, Joseph David Mouawad, the prominent watch manufacturer and jewelry designer of Lebanon. There, he started building his powerful ties to key business people of the Arab World. He subsequently launched Mouawad Advisory as a global consulting firm in 1998.

 

As a long line of a successful businessman and entrepreneur through EMEA, Mr. Mouawad has gained a reputation as savvy and lucrative dealmaker that allowed him to be in the forefront of the players in the industry. Under his direction, Mouawad Group continues displaying unprecedented might and influence in its sector.

 

As an art-aficionado since his 20’s, Mr. Mouawad has amassed an extensive collection focusing mainly on contemporary artists. He holds BA degrees in Commercial Technology from the Université de Besançon in Franche-Comte; Gemology & Jewelry in Valenza-Alessandria Italy; and Humanities Art & History in Beirut.

4 OFFICES 
32 PROFESSIONALS
We are fully prepared to serve our clients in an unpredictable and challenging economic environment to ensure that we maintain a solid performance.

Istanbul TURKEY

Doha QATAR

Beirut LEBANON

Paris FRANCE

 
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Idil Saguner
Partner

With vast experience in helping businesses expand and grow, Ms. Saguner provides operational direction and oversees all of the company’s activities, and is in-charge of C-Suit Strategies Division.

 

She has over 20 years professional experience, starting as the Strategic Counsel in Public Diplomacy Issues, under the presidency of 8th President of Turkey; Turgut Ozal. Before joining to Mouawad as partner, she spent 17 years holding executive-level positions in the Turkish Banking Sector.

 

Ms. Saguner has in-depth consulting skills and packaged solution expertise in many industries to effectively provide solutions and achieve clients expected business results.

 

She is a graduate of Bosporus University Istanbul, and holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge.

36 CORPORATE CLIENTS ACROSS
12 INDUSTRIES

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING, HEALTHCARE, DEFENSE, LOGISTICS, AGRICULTURE, CONSUMER, RETAIL,  FINANCIAL SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY, HOSPITALITY, SPORTS BUSINESS, ENERGY & POWER INFRASTRUCTURE

OPERATIONAL SCALE

With an operational presence in 14 countries across EMEA, our reach and knowledge enables us to develop relationships and deliver effective solutions to support our clients wherever an opportunity lies.

AZERBAIJAN, BAHRAIN, COTE d’IVOIRE

EGYPT, FRANCE, GEORGIA, JORDAN

KINGDOM of SAUDI ARABIA, LEBANON, QATAR, RUSSIA, TURKEY, SWEDEN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 
$ 1.1 BILLION 
Funds raised for clients.
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Ph. Dr. Joe Maalouf
Partner

Over 20 years of worldwide and diverse experience in capital markets, Dr. Maalouf was the Head of Investor Relations at Qatar Al Khalij Commercial Bank, Qatar First Gulf Bank and Lebanon Blom Bank for almost nine years.

 

Prior to that he was the Advisor to the Chairman at Fransabank Lebanon, where he took on the task of restructuring and developing the bank's business for two years.

Dr. Maalouf served as Chairman of the Middle East Investor Relations Association MEIRA’s Qatar Chapter for four years until finishing his mandate in February, 2017. During his career he has advised a large number of clients on acquisitions, debt raising, capital increases and financial restructurings.

 

He holds a Ph.D. in International Business from Washington University, and is an Accredited Financial Planner in Canada.

 

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George D. Rountree
Partner 

Most respected and renown healthcare management guru, Mr. George D. Rountree is internationally recognized for his work in financial and operational excellence in healthcare organizations.

 

With over forty years of award-winning healthcare leadership experience, Mr. Rountree have chaired VKF American Hospital and American Medical Centers Management as CEO, and The Methodist Hospital as Vice President. He is working closely with issues of state health policy within governments of several countries, the private sector, and academia.

 

Having graduated from Health Management of Harvard University, he holds Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Washington University.

 

George D. Rountree is Adjunct Professor with both the Washington University, School of Medicine Program in Healthcare Administration and the Istanbul University, School of Business Administration.

 

Awards:

Research Fellowship Award

American College of Hospital Administrators

Fellow

American College of Healthcare Executives

$51 MILLION
Investment in real estate.
THE FOUNDING SPIRIT OF
MOUAWAD FAMILY

ADVISORY BOARD

 

Dr. Samir Nasr

Dr. Samir Nasr is the founder and CEO of ECE Group. His background with PHD in Economics and training as Consultant at OECD, and Chairman of the Economics Department Lebanese University gave him a solid base to launch ECE in 1982. Dr. Nasr acquired a wide experience in all matters related to valuation, financing, modeling, economic and financial assessment, business plan, due diligence and all structuring issues including debt/equity and financial solutions including fund structuring. His experience spans more than 1,000 files over 32 years in 15 countries for 20 sectors and activities.

 

In addition, Dr. Nasr is the CEO of the 'The Phoenician Funds Holding SAL' since 2016; a 25 Million dollars fund including 12 Lebanese banks. He is also executive director of the Mouflon Fund in Cyprus (Euro 100 Million) and Non-executive Chairman of the “National Institute of the Guarantee of Investment” in the Republic of Lebanon since 1993.

Dr. Nasr acted also as Economic and Financial Advisor for the government of Qatar (2000-2005).

ECE CONSULTANTS

One of the longest serving consultants in Beirut, ECE Consulting is the leading independent institution and the one of the Middle East’s preeminent financial advisory firms. The group operates in EMEA, USA and Canada, with a distinctive market positioning targeted notably at entrepreneurs, providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. ECE and Mouawad partnership is built upon the relationship that has existed between the two companies for thirty years.

 

Ghassan Youssef Mouawad

Mr. Ghassan Mouawad grew up in Lebanon, where he attended the bachelor school at Peres Carmes de Tripoli. After receiving his MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Boston, USA, he returned to Lebanon joining the family business at Mouawad international Marine Company.  Assigning as General Manager after a couple of years, he took on his first solo project, delivering one of the world’s most expensive mega yachts ever built.

In 1991, he started investing in many luxury projects and residential buildings in Lebanon and Turkey. Moving forward, Mr. Mouawad has also invested in energy sector to diversify his business, which quickly grew into multi-milion international projects company. He is one of the four members of Electrical Engineering Branch in OEA, the institution that groups by law, all active engineers and architects in Lebanon.

Tevfik Turel

Mr. Turel is the Managing Partner of Turel & Turel Real Estate Development Advisory Co. He brings more than 30 years of real-estate investment-development-management experience, and he is an expert in creating thriving developments that bring forth the energy and vitality of an urban destination that resonates with existing local lifestyle and culture.

 

Tevfik Turel was the CEO of Ata Real Estate and the GM for ECE Turkey. He has also been responsible for leading Houston-based Stewart International’s worldwide efforts in Land and Real Estate Information Systems as well as Title Operations in the Eurasia Region.

 

Mr. Turel serves at the Board of Turkish American Business Association since 2012, where he is a member in the Discipline Committee.

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