Dr. Najat Benchiba-Savenius is Founder and Director of Gazelle Advisory Group, a GCC-focused firm based in London that bridges the gap between private equity, venture capital, real estate and direct investments and Arab family offices across the Gulf region.
Najat has worked in and out of the Arab world since the late 90s and has fostered excellent family office and institutional investor relations. Najat has consulting experience across various sectors and industries in Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Najat was latterly Head of Social and Economic Research, focusing on the GCC at Oxford Strategic Consulting and previously part of the McKinsey & Co practice management team in the Financial Institutions Group, Singapore.
Najat is a University of Oxford graduate with distinction for her thesis research as well as three other university degrees including a published PhD. Najat is a public speaker in both business and academic spheres in the UK and the GCC where she covers topics from oil diversification, Arab women in finance, entrepreneurship and general social and economic issues pertaining to the GCC region. Najat is fluent in English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian.