Mark has over 16 years of experience in corporate finance advisory, corporate development and asset management. He has worked as the Senior Equities Associate with a Dubai-based family office responsible for an internal equity portfolio, fund manager due diligence and selection, and asset allocation within the private and public equities fund manager space. Previously, he was an Associate Director with Swiss bank Julius Bar's Client Advisory Group (CAG) in Dubai as a Buy-Side Equities Analyst for the ONYX MENA Fund, an absolute return fund advised by Julius Bar CAG and managed by Blackpearl Capital. Within corporate finance/development, he was the Senior Investment Analyst within acquisitions and investments-based business development at a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority targeting the consumer food and agribusiness sector, and prior to moving the GCC, Mark spent four and a half years with HSBC's Investment Banking division primarily in London working on corporate finance advisory mandates covering debt finance advisory, equity raisings and mergers and acquisitions, primarily with the consumer staples, leisure and retail sector coverage team. Mark began his career with American Express (Canada) in strategy and new business development covering merchant services.