Senior Middle East and Africa Representative
RRG Capital Management
Anas has more than 17 years of investment and strategic advisory experience worldwide.
He has executed M&A, debt and capital raising transactions for top tier investment banks in excess of $10 billion, and has helped build large private equity portfolios in the sustainable and regenerative agricultural sector.
- co-founded +7 companies (Farm Management, Impact Investing & Incubation, Water Tech, Fertilisers Trading, & Management Consulting) in 4 different countries
- is co-managing, for large European and US investors, +$37 millions of Agri-Investments
- directly hired +50 people and initiated the creation of +350 jobs in 3 different poor & emerging countries
- co-operated the planting - so far - of more than 3 million trees
Anas is RRG Network Senior Middle East and Africa Representative. Anas is co-managing RRG’s affiliated agricultural operator in North-Africa.
Anas is a big believer in the Africa and the Middle-East economic integration & endless synergies. He is actively leading the effort, from the UAE, in the Regenerative Ag and AgriFoodTech sectors.
The MEASA region (Middle East–Africa–South Asia) covers 45% of the world's population and is expected to be one of the most rapidly growing regions. Moreover, the MEASA region is approximately 18% of global GDP and is likely to grow at much faster than developed countries in the coming decade. One need only consider the energy riches of the Middle East,
the mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources of Africa, or the large and educated population of India to understand the - huge - potential for the region.
Great Government support: For the GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), sustainability and agriculture are considered a top priority. Governments are promoting and funding innovation in these fields as part of diversifying oil and gas portfolio and tackling the strategic food security issue.
He is witnessing a solid trend for the UAE – the hub of the MEASA region – to become the number one "manufactory" for AgriFoodTech.