- Chief Executive Officer, Reyl Finance, United Arab Emirates
Pasha Bakhtiar was recently Chief Executive Officer of ES Bankers (Dubai). Bakhtiar started his career with Lombard Odier & Cie in 1998, focusing mainly on macroeconomic and equity research in southern Europe and Latin America, spending time in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. After two years in the start-up world of B2B, Bakhtiar returned to Lombard Odier & Cie as Vice-President of the special Affairs team that managed the bank's largest and most complex clients. He was subsequently asked to open, grow and head the office in Dubai. As Managing Director, his responsibilities included capital raising, portfolio management and structuring innovative solutions for investors. In 2007, Bakhtiar received a “Rising Star of Wealth Management” award from Institutional Investor in New York. He temporarily left the world of banking in September 2010 to found WillowTree Impact Investors along with four other partners. Bakhtiar has a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from INSEAD.