CEO/CIO and Founder
Dietmar is the Founder and CEO of SAM Capital. Prior to launching SAM Capital in September 2007, Dietmar was a senior portfolio manager at Cheyne Capital for over 6 years with the responsibility for building Cheyne’s European equity business. Before joining Cheyne Capital, Dietmar spent 10 years in various senior roles at Morgan Stanley in both London and Frankfurt; he was responsible for German equities worldwide. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he had worked for approximately 7 years as a fixed income and equity-linked trader at Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt and New York.
Head of Special Situations & African investments, Gregoire joined SAM Capital in 2018 to further develop special situations opportunities with a focus on Africa. Gregoire joined from Copper Oak, a boutique advisory firm providing bespoke strategic, operational and financial advisory where he was a managing partner. From 2010 to 2015, Gregoire has worked for a family office in London managing principal investments especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Before that, Gregoire was part of the M&A team of PWC in France advising for Fortune 500/CAC 40 groups, private equity funds & families. Prior to joining PwC, Gregoire co-managed a €600m long only international equity fund. He holds a BSc in Finance from Neoma Business School (France) and BSc in International management Avans Hogeschool (the Netherlands).
KHALED ABDEL MAJEED
Head of Middle East and North African Equities, Khaled joined SAM Capital from MENA Capital in 2019 and manages The MENA Alchemy Fund. Khaled was the founder of MENA Capital in 2005 which launched the first MENA Hedgefund called MENA Admiral. Before MENA Capital Khaled was the Deputy Head of the Investment Management Group at Arab Bank in London. Khaled also spent three years as the Chief Investment Officer at EFG-Hermes Asset Management in Cairo. Prior to joining EFG-Hermes, Khaled was for six years a director of Blakeney Management, a London-based investment management company specialising in the stock markets of the Middle East and Africa. He holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University in Boston (1981) and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University in New York (1985). Fluent in English, French, Arabic and Moroccan Arabic.