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Camile Saba Moderates Forum With David Rubenstein

Senior vice president for investments at Olayan America, Camile Saba, moderated a conversation with David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group at the Harvard Club in New York City on Feb. 1.  The event was hosted by the Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA), a not-for-profit professional association with members from the financial services industry in the Arab world and North America.

The discussion covered a wide range of topics, from events in the Middle East to the role and outlook of private equity.  Rubenstein also shared his thoughts on the future of emerging markets in the financial recovery and what steps the United States should take to continue stimulating its economy.

Rubenstein is a co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.  Since its founding  in 1987, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $100 billion from 27 offices around the world.

Camile Saba has been with The Olayan Group for 25 years.  He previously served as head of alternative investments and head of the U.S. private equity portfolio. Prior to joining The Olayan Group, Saba was vice president and head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Mercantile Bank in Dallas, Texas.  He has served on the boards of ABANA, Windmill Holdings, and Savia Holdings as well as the advisory boards of a number of private equity funds.