16 - 20 February 2020

Dubai World Trade Centre

Nader Bassit


Nader Bassit

Nader Bassit

CEO, Wakira Investments

Nader Bassit, a 46 years old Egyptian and a father of 3 boys, is currently Wakira Investments’ CEO.

Nader is a seasoned executive with many start ups and launches under his belt. Went to university at the age of 16, he immediately launched his career parallel to his studies in starting his own cars trading business and then working for the Xerox company at the age of 18. Joined Procter & Gamble right after graduation and for 9 years, launched many brands and businesses throughout the region. Parallel to his work, developed and lectured an Aftermarketing MBA course for several years at the AUC and London City College. Joined Danone and launched it in Algeria, the GCC countries and the Levant countries. CEOed Savola Egypt and led the Savola Global business development and M&A in growing Savola’s portfolio while serving on the Global lead team and on the board of several Savola companies.


Nader is a founding member of Nawah Investments Holding in KSA and the One Billion AED Wakira Investments in UAE & KSA.


Nader Led several acquisitions in the F&B arena including but not limited to restaurants such as:  Kulcha King, Nom Nom Asia, Elgreco, Ghinwa, SDG catering,…Nader is a board member in Wakira and several other companies. Nader is currently building Wakira as the next regional integrated branded food platform in the region taking our homegrown acquired brands from the UAE to the world. 


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