They will report to Dorothee Blessing and Conor Hillery, co-heads of Investment Banking in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and regionally to Khaled Hobballah, Senior Country Officer for MENA.
“We are delighted to announce such an experienced MENA Investment Banking leadership team,” commented Mr. Hobballah. “Hani and Ahmed have been key figures in the growth of our regional business and, between them, have unparalleled market knowledge. Their appointments demonstrate the firm’s unwavering commitment to its MENA franchise and also reflect our ongoing focus in delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service to our clients.”
Mr. Deaibes joined J.P. Morgan in 2007 and is head of the Middle East Debt Capital Markets team. He has over 20 years of experience in capital markets and investment banking. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mr. Deaibes spent seven years at Merrill Lynch in London, where he led their MENA debt capital markets business.
Mr. Salem joined J.P. Morgan in 2011 as head of Investment Banking for Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and Oman, based in Dubai. He has over 20 years of experience in client coverage and investment banking. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mr. Salem spent two years at Deutsche Bank and 11 years at Citi, where he led investment banking coverage efforts for key markets and clients in the MENA region.