Nizar Darwish, Executive Director, Regulus Capital /

Nizar Darwish is the Executive Director – Private Equity at Regulus Capital which advises management teams on an aggregate of $850 million worth of investments operating in food and beverage, healthcare, education and logistics sectors within the MENASEA region. He overlooks the investments in the food and beverage sector which includes ownership of Johnny Rockets franchise rights in 13 countries across Eastern Europe, Africa and the GCC including the UAE and Oman with a total of 21 outlets in the UAE. Darwish has more than 17 years of international experience in investment banking, direct investments, private equity, venture capital and angel investment with a total of $5 billion in deals size. Prior to joining Regulus Capital, he worked at Kanz Capital, Nuqul Group, Jordinvest and EY.