Yazeed Abunayyan is a Director and Chief Country Officer for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Greenstone Equity Partners.
The Abunayyan family is one the leading families in Saudi Arabia, beginning its business enterprises back in the 1950s and rapidly expanding to today having commercial interests that spread across the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Abunayyan’s own career spans over 14 years in the financial services industry in Saudi Arabia, with a focus on private wealth management, corporate banking, investment banking, and asset management across both Sharia-compliant and conventional leading financial institutions, which provides him with the necessary knowledge and capabilities to meet investor demand across a broad range of investment products. Mr. Abunayyan’s dedicated focus to succeed in the financial services industry combined with his family heritage has led to the establishment of a deep, diversified and expansive institutional and non-institutional investor base extending across the Western Region, Central Region and Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining Greenstone, Mr. Abunayyan was Head of Wealth Management at Al Bilad Capital in Saudi Arabia, the investment arm of Bank Al Bilad, a leading Sharia-compliant financial institution in Saudi Arabia, where he provided Sharia-compliant investment solutions for a broad range of investors.
Between 2013 and 2018, Mr. Abunayyan was a Corporate Banker at Banque Saudi Fransi in Saudi Arabia, where he managed and expanded a diversified corporate portfolio, delivering a broad range of financial and credit analysis to, and managing relationships with, a wealth of investors.
Between 2009 and 2013, Mr. Abunayyan was Regional Head, Central Region in the wealth management department at Saudi Fransi Capital / Credit Agricole Asset Management in Saudi Arabia where he increased the company’s market share in both assets under management and equity trading volume, as well as increasing margin trading commission and assets under management and equity trading profitability.
Between 2005 and 2009, Mr. Abunayyan worked at Saudi British Bank (SABB) in Saudi Arabia, where he was promoted to Financial Planning Manager and developed his continuing strong relationships with HNWIs and UHNWIs.
Mr. Abunayyan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from King Saudi University, Saudi Arabia, and has subsequently completed multiple financial services qualifications and certifications, including becoming a Certified Personal Financial Planner (CPFP).