Bachar Samawi consolidated his various ventures into the dba Bachar Samawi Ventures, with primary focus on Energy, Technology & Agro and secondary focus on Industry & Healthcare.
Bachar Samawi has 27-years international experience in finance, trading and investment management.
As Chief investment Officer for one of Qatar Holding’s international $5 Billion subsidiary partnerships (Qatar Holding / Qatar Investment Authority is the $70 Billion Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund), Mr. Samawi was primarily responsible for evaluating and determining investment opportunities (which include Healthcare, Banking, Energy, Agriculture, and other), as well as launching projects with expected private equity requirement in excess of $100 Million per project. To such effect, Mr. Samawi deployed his Wall Street experience to lead meetings and negotiations with all stakeholders, including government officials and ministers, major banks, investors, financiers, international organizations, global corporations, diplomatic missions, and more.
Mr. Samawi held senior level positions with multi-Billion dollar institutions in the USA and the Middle East including National Energy Group in the Washington DC area (non-regulated subsidiary of $18 Billion Pacific Gas & Electric), where he built the power trading department, Sanwa-BGK in New York (US Primary Dealership subsidiary of Sanwa Bank, which later merged with Tokai Bank and Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group, to become today’s $75 Billion Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), where he co-founded the Fixed Income OTC Options department, and other international holding companies (diversified in Banking, Industry, Real Estate, Services and Trade).
Other notable appointments for Mr. Samawi include:
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors & Managing Partner, Caltech Developments Limited, Dublin, Ireland - Restructured Caltech Developments Limited and led strategy & structuring on multi-billion dollar long-term crude oil refining supply negotiations.
Founder, Private Equity Initiative, Eastern Mediterranean Levant & Turkey- Worked on launching $300 Million private equity fund, targeting the Levant area and Turkey, with focus on Energy, Healthcare, Agro and Tourism.
Acting Chairman of the Board & Founding Member, Al-Wattaniyah Micro-Finance Bank - Provided guidance and expertise for the launching of a Micro-Finance bank with the objective of alleviating poverty and increasing the living standard and income of the lowest revenue population tier.
Advisor to the Board of Directors, Alzaim Holding - Advised the Board of Directors for Alzaim Holding, a diversified holding conglomerate, for the optimization of their entire holdings portfolio in multiple sectors, including Energy, Industry, Banking & Finance, Trade, Real Estate Development, and Tourism.
Advisor, Consultant & Exclusive Representative (Middle East, North Africa & Turkey), holding conglomerate, British Virgin Islands - Advised an International Energy Holding Company with offices throughout Europe with over $2 Billion in annual turnover in energy commodities trading, oil and gas production investments, and renewable energy resources investments.
Mr. Samawi's extensive responsibilities have included launching new businesses, setting up departments generating income in excess of $100 Million annually, negotiating and securing partnerships with Top Five international conglomerates in Energy and Finance, advising Board of Directors on Strategic Ventures, acting as Interim CEO, trouble-shooting and turning around struggling businesses, optimizing financial and real estate portfolios, and more
Samawi graduated from Yale University with a double major in Computer Science and Economics. He has also completed numerous certifications in Finance and Management & Leadership training and is fluent in English, French and Arabic. Samawi has also authored numerous articles and white papers, and has given speeches throughout the world including France, Germany and the USA.