Speaker Profile

Tariq Jawad

Managing Director of Investment Banking & Head of Emerging Markets
Rodman & Renshaw

Tariq Jawad has over 12 years of investment banking experience specializing in equity/debt placement and cross-border M&A advisory services.  He is a Managing Director of Investment Banking and Head of Emerging Markets at Rodman & Renshaw.  As Group Head, Mr. Jawad supervises the advisory and equity/debt placement functions for mid-market companies in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America in the Real Estate, Infrastructure, Logistics/Transport and Health-care sectors.  He is also leading a 5-year old, Board-sanctioned strategic initiative to develop and maintain relationships with key investment groups in the Middle East including merchant families, institutional investors and Sovereign Wealth Funds.  As one of the first 10 employees at Rodman in 2002, Mr. Jawad set-up the Emerging Markets team and led the effort in building the Institutional Sales Desk and the Placement Teams for the Life Sciences/Biotechnology and Metals & Mining divisions.  He has been active in over $5 billion of corporate finance and fundraising transactions and was one of the key team members awarded top Broker Dealer for Private Placements in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Mr. Jawad is the former President of the Harvard Arab Alumni Association and the youngest member in the history of the Board of Governors of the Arab-American Institute Foundation in Washington, D.C.  He also sits on the Boards of Arte East, Children of Abraham and ProjectExplorer.  Mr. Jawad is a Graduate of Harvard University, Class of 1997, in European Intellectual History and Political Economy.  He speaks Arabic, Italian and German.

Mr. Jawad is in the process of forming an independent, corporate finance and business advisory boutique focused on bringing leading businesses and technologies into the Middle East through partnerships with and investments by GCC merchant families.

Profile as of 4/28/2009