Senior Advisor //

Samar Hawa

Fun Facts

Globetrotter meets foodie meets art lover

Samar has a serious passion for photography. She is known for her love of food and her suitcase is always packed – just in case!

Product design sparks her attention in terms of investing as well as start-ups which make you wonder “Why didn’t I think of that?”. She would love to be involved in an art fund one day.

Biography

Samar is a former investment banker whose experience covers all aspects of private equity, corporate finance, M&A, and loan syndication from advisory services to financial modeling, debt restructuring, fund raising, due diligence, negotiation and closing. She worked on various assignments covering several industries such as media, catering, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing among others. Prior to joining Berytech Fund Management, she participated in the setting up of a private equity fund by a local bank along with the European Investment Bank to take up strong minority stakes in Lebanese and regional SMEs. She has also contributed to the world of economic research and publishing, where she was the co-author of sectoral and economic studies & publications including a Consumer Confidence Index in Lebanon.