Director, Head of GCC Corporates
Samer Haydar is the Head of GCC Corporates at Fitch Ratings, based in Dubai.
Samer has been with Fitch Ratings for nearly 7 years and his role is spearheading Fitch’s coverage of High Yield and Investment Grade Issuers in the GCC. He has a diverse portfolio of issuers with focus on Industrials, Oil & Gas, Property Real Estate and Telecoms sectors. He is also the focal point for Islamic Finance in Corporates EMEA covering Sukuk issuances in the region.
His 11+ years career started with a Big 4 Auditing firm in Riyadh. He then transitioned to a treasury role with Olayan Financing Company. His most previous role was a Credit Manager at International Bank of Qatar.
Samer earned his Master’s degree in Finance from France, Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Grenoble in June 2010.
Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2023
Capital Markets & ESG Finance Saudi Arabia 2023