Rima Batal is a Principal in the London office with primary responsibility for institutional investor coverage in the Middle East and Europe. Previously, Rima was a Vice President and Head of Business Development for GAK Capital where she maintained key investor relationships with sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, financial institutions and ultra-high-net-worth family offices in the Middle East. Prior to joining GAK Capital, Ms. Batal was Head of Business Development for BCA Research where she was responsible for business development in the Middle East, UK and Russia. Rima began her career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan Investment Bank, London.
Ms. Batal is a dual British/Lebanese national, a fluent Arabic speaker and holds an MBA from the IE Business School, Madrid and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.