Houssam is the CEO of Gulf Development Company (“GDC Partners”), he has founded the business organization Arab Business Leaders meant to bridge the GCC to Africa and Europe. He previously founded the consulting firm Mideast Capital Ltd, active in Europe to advise European SMEs to establish in the Middle East. He worked in Private Equity in Dubai for Agility Logistics investment arm. He has experience in London and Paris, mainly working in Investment Banking at La Societe Generale and at Credit Agricole. He then joined Pechel Industries Partner, a private Equity firm in Paris.

Houssam holds a Master in Finance from Audencia Business School (France) and a BA in International Economics from the University of Paris Nanterre. He also studied at the Ohio State University, USA.