To be the leading authority on family business related services including business strategy, wealth advisory, talent management, education and research in the Gulf region.
Reinforcing UAE’s market competitive position as a leading family business research hub; benchmarking it with innovative cities like Singapore, Hong Kong
Training the SME entrepreneurs and the next generation of family businesses to ensure their growth and continuity
Ensuring sustainable growth of a diversified economy
Family businesses & SMEs play a vital role in driving global economic growth. In the Middle East and GCC, family business account for 80% of non-oil GDP and 75% of private sector. Most businesses in this region are young and are in the midst of a succession from the second to the third generation. NextGen Desert Green understands what makes family and closely held businesses unique and the spectrum of challenges that can limit their success. We at NexGen, focus exclusively on helping both the family and the business. We combine our deep understanding of family dynamics with the latest research and best practices to provide solutions that balances business strategy, family systems, control, and family harmony while maximizing shareholder value.
Michael has held several Board memberships, Advisory and Management Committees, most recently Emirates NBD Trust Company, Jersey; Emirates NBD Wealth Management Leadership and Investment Committees; Chairmanship of Emirates NBD Parivate Capital Investment; Chairmanship of Credit Suisse Lebanon; Member of Executive Committee Credit Suisse Saudi Arabia; Ongoing Advisory role to UHNW families in the GCC Region.
His global assignments included KSA, Abu Dhabi, Chicago, New York, London, Geneva and Dubai
He has developed close strategic relationships with institutions, sovereign, merchant families and family offices in the MENA region and in particular, in KSA
Michael holds a B.A in Economics and History from Haigazian University and an MBA with Honors from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, USA
5 years GM Private Banking, Dubai.
10 years Head strategic relation UHNWI & Family Offices. London and Dubai
5 years Global Head Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Market, New York, London and Geneva.
Citibank - Citigroup
15 years in various roles in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi,UAE, Denver, Colorado, Chicago, Illinois and New York.
Dr. Daniel Hasler
MBA Oxford & Ph.D. Biochemistry
3 years Business Consultant
5 years Middle East & Finance
5 years Head Business Development ME & ISC
Business building and implementation
Corporate governance and managerial improvement
Strategy and market entry
Emerging markets experience in broad range of sectors
Lic. oec. Jean-Luc Zehnder
MA in Business Administration and Finance
1 year Investment Director
2 years M&A Advisory London
5 years Strategy/M&A Advisory Zurich
1 year Director Direct Investments
Direct investments and M&A advisory
Corporate strategy consulting / Business development
Seasoned project/interim manager with entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on attitude