Prior to this, Mr. Sayeed was CEO of Nomura Europe in 2008 having joined the company in 2000 as Special Advisor. This appointment followed the acquisition of the Lehman Brothers businesses in EMEA and Asia in which Mr. Sayeed played a key role. In addition, he was Chairman of both the European Management Committee and the European Capital Commitments Committee at Nomura. In 2010, Mr. Sayeed retired as CEO of Nomura.
Previously Mr. Sayeed has been responsible for a number of key strategic projects globally including the creation of Terra Firma Capital Partners, a £2 billion private equity fund. He was also responsible for creating the joint venture between Rothschild and Nomura in respect of their global investment banking activities. Mr. Sayeed has over 30 years of experience in investment banking including arbitrage trading, structured finance, fund management and financial advice. He previously served as Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston where he spent 15 years and served as a member of the Operating Committee. Prior to his global investment banking career he was Consultant to the World Bank in Washington DC.
Mr. Sayeed holds an undergraduate degree in economics with concentration in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a master’s degree in finance from MIT’s Sloan School. Mr Sayeed is a visiting Associate Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge and he is also Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School in London. He currently serves in the following organisations: Partner, Sinthos Capital Advisors LLP and Director, Silkbank Limited.
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