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Samer Salty

Samer Salty

International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs



Samer Salty has 25 years’ experience in private equity, investment banking and technology. As the CEO of Zouk, Samer oversees the strategic direction of the firm and the investment process. Samer’s vision for sustainability started with his investment in The Carbon Neutral Company in 2000. In 2004, he dedicated the firm to cleantech and has since raised 3 investment vehicles dedicated to the sector. He has overseen Zouk's investment in a number of portfolio companies and is currently a board member of Anesco. He is also a founding board member of the European Cleantech Venture Network.

Prior to founding Zouk, Samer spent 5 years at JP Morgan where he led a number of private equity advisory transactions as part of the Telecom, Media and Technology practice. He also led the Middle East Global Markets for JP Morgan and built strong institutional investor relations at the most senior levels. Previously, Samer designed and managed the development of air traffic control computer and telecom systems, both directly and as a consultant to Martin Lockheed, AT[&]T, Hughes Aircraft and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

Samer holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from California Polytechnic and a M.S. in Management and Finance from MIT. He sits on the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Belfer International Council and on the Dean's International Council of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He is also on the Advisory Board of the MIT Sloan School of Management.



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