Kaveh Samie

Partner, Chairman and CEO of the Middle East and Head of International Fund Partnerships

Kaveh Samie is a Partner at Patient Square Capital, Chairman and CEO of MENA, and Head of International Fund Partnerships. He has over 35 years’ experience covering the Middle East and North Africa and has built a strong relationship-based franchise across multiple alternative asset products during his career. Mr. Samie previously served as a Senior Advisor to Patient Square Capital and was Executive Chairman and the Head of MENA for Neuberger Berman. Prior to that Mr. Samie was at KKR where he was the CEO and Head of MENA and New Markets starting in 2011. He led efforts to expand KKR’s presence, resulting in substantial regional growth. He managed transactions and relationships with government entities and sovereign wealth funds during his nine years at the firm. In addition to running the regional activities of the firm, Mr. Samie also opened the first regulated office of a global private equity and alternatives firm in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Before joining KKR, Mr. Samie was a Managing Director and Global Head of Equities for HSBC Middle East and North Africa. Prior to this role he was the Regional Head of Equities covering sovereign wealth funds, government entities, and family offices at Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup. Previously, he worked at Oppenheimer & Co., Prudential Securities, and Bank of Julius Baer.