Ziad first joined Quilvest Private Equity Paris in 2012 as a Partner, with a special focus on hospitality, leisure and restaurant transactions, He was a member of the Quilvest Direct Investment Committee and served on the Board of YO! Sushi. Today Ziad is an Advisory Partner on a special mandate basis attached to the London office and is an Investment Committee member of the Real Estate Select European Opportunities Fund.
Ziad has over 25 years of international business experience and has held senior positions in private equity, consulting and management. He started his career back in 1992 by founding CONSULT for Hotels & Restaurants, an advisory and management platform focused on the hospitality and restaurant sectors in the MENA region. He was responsible for the structuring and management of investment funds under which he developed international restaurant chains across the region. He also advised hotel chains and assisted on the strategic repositioning, financial/operational restructuring and exit strategies of food operators in France and the United Kingdom.
Ziad then joined PrimeCorp Finance Paris in 2002. As a Managing Director, Ziad advised on a number of corporate finance transactions in the Energy, Hospitality, Agribusiness and ICT sectors while heading the Private Equity activity, structuring and co-managing Food & Agribusiness and Real Estate PE Funds in partnership with Rabobank and the CDC respectively.
He also acts as an Operating Partner to a number of restaurant chains across the UK and Continental Europe.
Ziad holds an MBA from Cornell University and ESSEC in Paris. He lives in London with his wife and three children.