Zahi El Khatib
Managing Director and Founder
Zahi is the Managing Director and Founder of Health Invest Africa.
Zahi has led a successful career in Private Equity and Investment Banking, with over two decades of experience across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Before establishing HIA, Zahi held the position of Managing Director at Actis in Nigeria. He started his career in the investment banking division of Citigroup in London.
Over the past decade, Zahi has dedicated his career to Africa, building a distinguished track record encompassing investments and successful exits. During this period, he led numerous high-impact investments that played a pivotal role in creating market leaders in the region, such as Saham Finances, Network International, GHL Bank, Mouka, Indorama Fertilizers and others. These investments and exits span a wide range of sectors, including financial services and technology, infrastructure, consumer goods and healthcare.
In 2020, Zahi embarked on a new chapter by founding Health Invest Africa. This started by recognizing an expanding gap in the healthcare sector, prompting him and the team to construct a highly impactful and scalable business model targeting non-communicable diseases. This model aims to provide quality care to the general population in the region, backed by a unique ecosystem of partnerships and critical resources. This vision and approach are the result of a keen understanding of the region’s unique opportunities and challenges, and years of experience generating sustainable growth and total stakeholders returns.
Zahi’s educational background includes an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut.