Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 February 2019: Amanat Holdings PJSC (“Amanat” or ‘the Company”), the GCC’s largest healthcare and education investment company, today announced the appointment of Tristan de Boysson as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
In his new role at Amanat, Mr. de Boysson will set the strategy and direction for Amanat, oversee the Company’s ongoing development and delivery on its business commitments and investments in its sectors of focus. Working closely with the Board, management team and shareholders, he will oversee the next phase of the Company’s ambitious growth plans. In particular, he will lead Amanat’s expansion in the GCC and beyond as it seeks to become the investment partner of choice in healthcare and education.
Mr. de Boysson brings to Amanat over three decades of business experience, with particular expertise in fund raising, deal sourcing and execution, strategy and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Amanat, Mr. de Boysson spent twenty years at Investcorp, most recently as the Managing Director, Co-Head and a founding member of Investcorp Private Equity MENA based in Bahrain where he launched Investcorp’s first Middle East focused fund. In this role, he led, executed, managed, and realized private equity transactions across Europe, the Middle East and Turkey, in the industrial, retail, education and healthcare sectors. He originally joined Investcorp as a member of the European Private Equity team at Investcorp in London.
Previously, Mr. de Boysson was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company where he advised clients on strategy, valuation, organizational and operational improvement issues. Mr. de Boysson holds a Master’s degree in Economics from École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC – Paris) and an MBA from INSEAD.
H.E. Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Board of Amanat, said: “Throughout the last year, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director has assumed the capacity of the CEO during an active period of deployment. The Company, represented by the entire Board of Directors and the team wishes to thank him for his exemplary active leadership, and managing a crucial period of building a solid foundation for Amanat setting it for a further growth in the years to come. We look forward for his continued commitment on the Board and on his support to Tristan, working closely together to build a lasting legacy for Amanat and its portfolio companies.”
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