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Tikehau Capital appoints Senior Advisor

Alternative asset management group Tikehau Capital has appointed Hassan Karimi as Senior Advisor in the Middle East Region.

Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Karimi will work closely with Frederic Giovansili, Deputy CEO of Tikehau Investment Management and Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, to strengthen the firm’s long-standing relationships with regional investors, as well as developing new partnerships in the region. He will also be responsible for providing insights on allocation trends as Tikehau Capital continues to meet the growing demand from institutional investors in the GCC[i] region for exposure to alternative asset classes and private markets globally.

Karimi brings 15 years of experience investing in the region and co-founded Dubai-based asset management firm KHK & Partners, where he will continue to serve as Managing Director. Tikehau Capital will benefit from Hassan’s deep relationships with institutional investors, as well as his expertise in deploying capital globally from the region.

Karimi’s appointment marks Tikehau Capital’s continuing commitment to serving investors in the GCC region and grows its MENA presence. As well as strengthening relationships with the regional investor community, the firm is looking to build strategic partnerships in the region that will benefit from Tikehau Capital’s investments across Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Assets and Capital Markets Strategies, including dedicated verticals in Aerospace & Defense, Cybersecurity & Digital Trust and Energy Transition. 

Thomas Friedberger, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Tikehau Investment Management, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Hassan to Tikehau Capital as we look to establish an increasing presence in the Middle East. Ensuring that investors globally have access to private markets and alternative investments is a key priority for us. Hassan’s appointment reflects our commitment to building our franchise in the GCC, where we have a number of longstanding relationships and he will be a great asset, both for our clients and for Tikehau Capital.”

Prior to co-founding KHK & Partners, Hassan spent five years at the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA), the UAE Federal Government’s sovereign wealth fund, where he led on a number of private equity investments. Before joining the EIA, Hassan worked for The Carlyle Group, as well as UBS in Dubai, London and Paris. Hassan holds degrees in Political Science and Finance from leading French academic institutions: Institute of Political Studies, ESCP Europe and ENPC/Paris X.

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