Skip to content
Ginni Rometty
Lauren Chung Color
Oliver Letwin
Deborah Nash
Portrait of Nicholas McDonagh
Tim Burt
Mai Mizuta
Beatriz Garcia
Jeff Sindone
Stephan Merkens
Melissa Mackreath
Portrait of Senator George Mitchell
Monica Frassoni
Senator Dodd headshot
Weinberger, Mark headshot
Steele_Rosie-Mar 19 2024
Monika Dricoll
Portrait of William J. Bratton
Kristen Hostetter
Van Jones
Portrait of James Crossland
Van Jones
Betsy Cohen_1443
Diane McIntyre Headshot
Portrait of Robert Mead
Portrait of Paul Keary
Portrait of Steven Sullivan
Sue O’Brien headshot
Faten Alqaseer headshot
Portrait of Paul Keary
Martha Carter 3 Large
Ford Foundation – Portrait Session 2016 – Gabrielle Sulzberger
Ursula Burns Headshot July 2023
Butters-Dan (Colour) (1)
Adante-Courtney (Color)
Kelly Boxall headshot
Juliet Kayyem
Portrait of Kevin Kajiwara
© 2019 | Kristina Sherk Photography |
Pat Russo
Sarah M Syed
Adam Daifallah headshot
Rhea Siers
Colleen Hsia



Ghassan Nassief BIO PHOTO

Ghassan Nassief

Managing Director

Ghassan Nassief is a Managing Director leading Teneo’s Financial Advisory practice in Riyadh, having joined Teneo in May 2022 from Swicorp.

Ghassan has spent over 21 years in the Kingdom, working across all regions in various corporate and investment banking roles. He has held senior roles in various local and international banks advising corporate clients on debt restructuring, project finance, working capital requirements, trade finance and most recently on M&A transactions as head of business development and placement at Swicorp. Ghassan has also held several C-level operational roles, including in challenging turnaround situations for complex businesses. ​

Ghassan holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Ghassan has acquired the International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management by CISI of London and completed the Executive Leadership Program by Jack Welch Management Institute and Exponential Thinking by Singularity University in the United States. ​


Selected Project Experience

  • At SABB Bank, an HSBC subsidiary, Ghassan secured a $500 million loan for 2 conglomerates based out of Jeddah. The new money raised was used for working capital, and as part of the refinancing of an existing facility​.
  • Led a large loan syndicate deal to finance one of the largest real estate mixed-use development projects in Makkah, including analysis of funding requirements, business plan assumptions review, and scenario analysis .
  • Ghassan has led numerous financial debt restructuring transactions from origination through to execution, including a comprehensive capital structure optimization exercise for a Riyadh-based large construction company​.
  • Recently led financing strategy review and debt raising exercise for a steel fabrication company based in Jeddah​.
  • In a recent advisory role, Ghassan launched a new GCC-wide business line primarily focused on Saudi Arabia. In the first year of operations, Ghassan led the development of a $1 billion pipeline and achieved line profitability.
  • As part of the management team of a Riyadh-based financial services company, Ghassan led a comprehensive operational and financial turnaround of the business, culminating in a return to profitability and Board approval of a business plan to invest further and grow the business significantly over the next 3-5 years.
  • For a large corporate bank in Saudi Arabia, Ghassan developed and implemented a strategy which ultimately increased the Bank’s loan portfolio by 36% and achieved new profitability levels.

Articles by Ghassan Nassief