Dina KhayatChairman, Madar Capital
Dina Khayat is founder and chairman of Madar Capital, as asset management firm established in mid-2010. Prior to that, Khayat was Managing Director of Arab African Investment Management. Under her management the Arab African International Bank equity fund Shield was the best performing fund in the market among its peer group for 2009. During her tenure at Arab African Bank, Khayat also structured and launched the first mezzanine finance SME private equity fund and managed it until she left.<br /> <br /> In 1997, Khayat established an Egyptian asset management Lazard subsidiary in Egypt, which she headed until Lazard transferred the local business to her in 2004. The firm was subsequently sold and in late 2008, Khayat moved to head Arab African Investment Management. <br /> <br /> Ms. Khayat joined Lazard Asset Management in New York in mid-1995, before which she worked for three years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, DC, doing debt and equity project finance in sub-Saharan Africa and then Central Europe. Before that, she had worked for 10 years as a credit officer at Egyptian American Bank, Cairo. <br /> <br /> Ms. Khayat has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Columbia University in New York. <br /> <br /> Khayat has contributed opinion-editorials to The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Hill) as well as Al Ahram and Al Masri Al Youm. <br /> <br /> In 1994, Khayat ran and completed the New York Marathon, and in the eighties, was several times the national women’s squash champion.