Investcorp names Yasser Bajsair as its new Saudi CEO

Investcorp Saudi CEO Yasser Bajsair
Updated 11 March 2018
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Investcorp names Yasser Bajsair as its new Saudi CEO

Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has announced the appointment of Yasser Bajsair as CEO of its subsidiary in Saudi Arabia, Investcorp Saudi Arabia Financial Investments Co., expanding his existing mandate that focused on the Western Province to cover the entire Saudi market.
Bajsair has been with Investcorp for over eight years, having joined the firm in 2010. In his role as managing director, he has materially contributed to the strong growth in Saudi Arabia and provided best-in-class solutions to clients. In his new role, he will be leading a team of Saudi relationship managers and investments professionals out of Investcorp’s Riyadh office.
Mohammed Alardhi, executive chairman of Investcorp, said: “Investcorp has been one of the most active investors in Saudi Arabia in the last 10 years. During this period, in his capacity as managing director, Yasser played an instrumental role leading the firm’s business in the Western Province. The experience he gained during his time with Investcorp, together with his deep understanding of the market as a Saudi national, makes him the perfect fit for this role. We have big ambitions in Saudi and we have aligned our business plans with the Saudi economic National Transformation Plan. We believe Yasser is well positioned to lead our team of professionals in the Kingdom.”
Bajsair said: “Saudi Arabia has always been an important market to Investcorp. The robust portfolio we have built in the Kingdom, together with the experienced team we have in place, gives us the edge we need to benefit from the attractive opportunities available in the market. In my new role, I am excited to build on the successful journey of Investcorp in Saudi and to continue its efforts to support the National Transformation Program there.”
Today Investcorp is one of the largest managers of private equity investments in Saudi Arabia with seven deals closed since 2009. Recent investments include: Al-Borg Medical Laboratories, Bindawood Holding, Leejam, Theeb, Al-Yusr Industrial Contracting Company (AYTB), L’azurde, and NDT Corrosion Control Services.


Al-Futtaim ACE hosts Eid celebration

Updated 18 June 2018
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Al-Futtaim ACE hosts Eid celebration

Al-Futtaim ACE in Dubai celebrated Eid with 25-75 percent off its 25,000 product lines available both in-store and online. Customers enjoyed exciting deals on a range of home, DIY, outdoor and garden products as well as on electronic goods.
A number of in-store activities, such as a henna artist, balloons, cotton candy, pop corn and face painting for kids, kept everyone entertained. The Al-Futtaim ACE Eid Extravaganza ran from June 14-17.
Customers also took advantage of the recently launched “Price Match Protection,” which matches prices of branded products available at Al-Futtaim ACE to prices for the exact same make, model and specifications of products in the market, including at online retailers.
Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer over 33,000 great products of world-class brands such as WILKO, Karcher, Black & Decker, Makita, Clark + Kensington, Weber, Gardena and Leisuregrow.