Yezan Haddadin is the CEO of the North America direct private equity investment company affiliated with a MENA-based family-controlled holding company for a group of diversified businesses and assets around the world. Yezan has over 18 years of investment banking and private equity experience. Throughout his career, he has developed extensive experience across a range of industries and advised on over USD 100 billion in M&A transactions in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Prior to setting up the North America investment platform, Yezan was the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of a regional investment bank based in Amman and Dubai (2014-2017); Advisor at Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a New York-based private equity firm (2013-2014); Managing Director at Perella Weinberg Partners in New York (2007-2013) and Executive Director in JPMorgan’s M&A Group in New York (1996-1997 and 2000-2007). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of SODIC, a publicly-listed real estate development company in Egypt.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Near East Foundation, a New York- based private nonprofit development agency with projects in the Middle East and Africa. 


Yezan holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law (USA) and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (USA). He is admitted to the New York State Bar Association and is an FAA licensed pilot.


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