Team and Experience

The senior partners and professionals at Catalyst Ventures hold a unique blend of corporate investment, consulting and operational track record across the industrial, manufacturing and energy sectors. The team has a Middle East focus, with over 60 years combined experience in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait. Beyond that, we have managed ventures - as operating partners - in China, East Africa, Europe and the United States.


In addition to corporate development transactional and advisory engagements, the team has managed complex programs, including:


  • Establishment of a fiber-optical cable manufacturing plant in China.
  • Setting up several advanced composite facilities in the GCC to manufacture defence & security tactical platforms.
  • Setting up electronics assembly and testing facilities under an offset agreement.
  • Managed diverse capability development and transfer-of-technology programs (including: advanced power-train assembly and testing, embedded system integration, manufacturing of primary and secondary composite structures) to a variety of industry standards.
  • Re-structuring and turn-around of an automation technology company in the food sector, outsourcing of the manufacturing to scale efficiently, and re-focusing the R&D and product development.