My Zawya Story

For those who may not know, I am the founding CEO of Saffar Capital, the private equity firm that invested in Zawya in 2001 taking a 60% stake and then selling it to Thompson Reuters in 2012. I was also the Chairman of Zawya from 2001 to 2011. It was an incredible investment, one that I was actively involved in for a decade and that I also learnt a lot from.

Over the next few weeks I will be publishing a series of posts highlighting some of these lessons that allowed a tiny online media company backed by a young private equity firm to grow into a regional success rivaling and surpassing international competitors with deep pockets and global experience.

I have created a static page, My Zawya Story, to keep track of all the posts.

The current publication schedule is as follows:

As each post is published I will update the schedule with the relevant links.

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