We have a multi-functional team of business professionals hailing from across the globe. Our culturally diverse organisation also supports and employs the best of the UAE’s talent. Essam Al TamimiFounder & Chairman Essam, the Founder of Al Tamimi Investments, plays an active role in the company by being involved in early stages of investment, building on established relationships as well as participating in CSR initiatives by the Al Tamimi Investments Group. Essam achieved his undergraduate degree in the UAE before attending Harvard Law School in the USA. Bringing with him experience in all facets of business entrepreneurship, Essam founded Al Tamimi & Company, a reputed legal practice, and has nurtured it into the largest and most dynamic non-affiliated law firms in the Middle East. Today, the law firm operates 14 offices across eight countries, with a strong focus on investment. Passionate about giving back to society and the local community, Essam works tirelessly to promote impactful investing in the UAE and across the region. Laura ParkesHead of Marketing Laura is a strategic marketing leader with 20 years of experience in brand building, marketing solutions and revenue growth for both B2B and B2C audiences. She has a rich background working across multiple industries such as media, tech and education, driving positive impact that adheres to the core pillars of reach, engagement, revenue and reputation. Laura is skilled at delivering strategic vision with a focus on implementation. She is passionate about developing innovative as well as engaging digital experiences.