Speaker Profile

Ramzy Abdul-Majeed

Founder & Managing Director, Whissle Hospitality Group

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Ramzy has over 20 years global experience with a strong financial background as a Chartered Accountant from PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London. Subsequently at Société Générale in London in the late 1990s as a Fund Manager, Ramzy managed over US$300m of publicly listed private equity funds with a focus on the Middle East and Eastern European markets.

Prior to settling in Dubai in 2004, Ramzy spent four years as the General Manager of Investments & Risk Management for Xenel Industries, one of the largest conglomerates in Saudi Arabia that also holds significant interests through joint ventures, alliances and direct investments in a variety of sectors globally. He was enticed to move to Dubai to assist with heading up the Strategy team at National Bank of Dubai. Having gained a reputation as the numbers man with an in-demand “Midas” touch, Ramzy, together with partner and longtime friend Markus Thesleff, co-founded Whissle, and together continue to bring a new dimension to the rapidly expanding hospitality scene in Dubai.