Hazem Ben-Gacem is Investcorp’s Co-Chief Executive Officer with over 25 years of experience in successfully leading private equity investments across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Today, he chairs the investment committees of the firm’s Private Equity activities in Europe, Middle East and Asia. In addition, he oversees the firm’s client and investor relationships globally, including its recently launched global private banking operation. Amongst others, Hazem sits on the Investcorp Group’s Executive and Operating Committees.
Prior to his co-CEO appointment, Hazem led Investcorp’s European private equity and Technology private equity teams, based out of London. During that period, Hazem was directly involved in over 35 of Investcorp’s private equity investments in Europe and North America. Prior to joining Investcorp in 1994, Hazem was a member of Credit Suisse First Boston’s mergers and acquisitions team in New York.
In addition to his position with Investcorp, Hazem is currently the chairman of the board of the Danish luxury goods maker Georg Jensen, the vice chair of the Italian protective gear maker Dainese, and serves on the boards of the Swedish ski helmet maker POC, the British anti-counterfeit solution provider Opsec and the New York based digital information provider, kgb Inc.
Hazem holds a bachelor’s degree with honours from Harvard University and is the founder of the Harvard Office in Tunisia, the first formal presence for Harvard University in the Arab world. In addition, Hazem serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Oxford’s Middle East Center.
Hazem is currently a serving member of the national shooting team of Tunisia (50-meter rifle discipline), achieving a bronze medal in the 2017 African Shooting Championships. Under the request of the Tunisian Prime Minister, Hazem co-chaired the Tunisia 2020 International Donor Conference, held in Tunisia in 2016.