Samer Haydar

Director, Head of GCC Corporates
Fitch Ratings

Samer Haydar


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.

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2022

Capital Markets Saudi Arabia 2022