QInvest, Qatar’s leading investment bank, announces the appointment of Michael Katounas as Head of Investment Banking to lead the firm’s Investment Banking strategic direction in Qatar, the region and beyond.
Commenting on Katounas’ appointment, Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari, QInvest’s Chief Executive Officer, said: 'I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Katounas as our new Head of Investment Banking. Michael has significant sector experience and he brings with him an extensive international network and deep regional knowledge. He is the ideal choice to lead our talented team of investment bankers in pursuing strategic transactions in our key markets of the Middle East, Turkey, and selected countries around the world and delivering maximum value to our shareholders and clients'.
Commenting on his appointment at QInvest, Katounas said: 'QInvest has achieved so much in such a short period of time despite the difficult global financial environment and I believe it has tremendous potential for growth going forward. The firm offers a unique combination of regional execution capabilities, unparalleled reach in Qatar and a world class team and these factors set it apart from its international and local peers'.
Katounas has 15 years of regional and international experience having worked in London, Dubai, Amsterdam, and in his home country, Greece. Prior to joining QInvest, Mr. Katounas spent over eight years in the investment banking team at Credit Suisse and led some of the largest transactions in the MENA region and Europe. He holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).