September 10th, 2012 - Taylor-DeJongh has announced that Ibrahim Mardam-Bey has joined the firm as Group President. He will be dividing his time among the firm’s Washington DC , London and MENA offices.
Ibrahim Mardam-Bey is an entrepreneur, financier and business developer with extensive international experience. He possesses a broad range of unique experiences and a track record in the international finance, merchant investment banking and Islamic Finance world. He also maintains an active role in corporate governance, mentoring and public speaking.
Mr. Mardam-Bey is also the co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Merchant-Edge, a merchant investment company. Previously, he was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Siraj Capital. Other positions have included serving as Chief Financial Officer of a telecom company, Strategic Advisor and Non-Executive Director of an educational software company, and Chief Marketing Officer and member of the founding team of one of the MENA region’s leading structured finance banks.
As a published author, he has written on international finance, Islamic Banking and Sukuk, and has been featured in Euromoney, Banker Middle East, Sukuk Insider and others.
Mr. Mardam-Bey has received numerous business and professional recognitions and awards for his pioneering work on several international Sukuk transactions. Over the past 10 years, he has successfully arranged and raised financing (equity & debt) for multi-billion dollar projects and private equity funds. He is a member of the Arab Bankers Association of North America, the London based Arab Bankers Association and Young Arab Leaders.
CEO Terry Newendorp noted: “The addition of Ibrahim to Taylor-DeJongh’s senior executive team brings us an entirely new range of investment banking and business development capabilities and expertise; his deep experience in the asset-backed financing and Sukuk markets will allow TDJ to add considerable value to many of the firm’s clients’ capital requirements.”
Taylor-DeJongh is widely acknowledged as one of the top LNG advisors in the world. The firm has advised project sponsors and financiers on 25 LNG projects worldwide, in all stages from early development through to financial closing.