Head of IT
Balance Sheet Total25m USD
Haithem Abdelkefi is the Head of IT of Swicorp, a private financial services group providing solutions in the spheres of investment banking, private equity and asset management in the Middle East and North Africa.
Haithem has more than 22 years of experience in information technology (management, project development, consulting, etc.). He began his career as consultant in several IT consulting firms in Canada. Prior to joining Swicorp, Mr. Abdelkefi was an independant consultant for 5 years in Tunisia.
He worked as consultant for many international organization such as FAO and OSS. He also collaborated in many governmental projects and worked for private groups.
Haithem holds an MBA from HEC Montreal - Canada and a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Sherbrooke - Canada. He speaks English, French and Arabic.
Mr. Abdelkefi is the General Secretary of Club-DSI Tunisie (Tunisian CIO association) and he is member of the CAN (CIO Africa Network) Steering Committee.
Swicorp is a leading asset management, private equity and investment banking firm with a specific regional focus on the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Founded in 1987 and licensed by the Capital Market Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Dubai Financial Service Authority of the United Arab Emirates, Swicorp has an extensive track record of pioneering M&A and Advisory transactions across the MENA region over the last 20 years. Swicorp has also developed into one of the leading players in the Private Equity sector in the MENA region, raising nearly US$ 1.4 billion in 3 private equity funds from investors since 2004.
In 2013, Swicorp launched its Asset Management Activity and manages Tharwa, the first fund to be made available to outside investors. Swicorp also manages clients portfolios and real estate funds.
From its headquarters in Riyadh and regional offices in Jeddah, Dubai, Geneva and Tunis, Swicorp provides a wide range of corporations and investors with independent advice and assistance on key strategic and financial issues.
- November 2006 – present: Head of IT at Swicorp
- December 2000 – October 2006: Consultant at ISM-Xpert
- January 1997 – November 2000: Senior Consultant at Covansys
- September 1995 – December 1996: IT-Analyst at Vigie Informatique
- 1997 – 2001: Information Technology at HEC Montreal, MBA
- 1992 – 1995: IT at Université de Sherbrooke / Sherbrooke University, BS