Wassim Al Khatib, Lazard CEO of MENA, on IPO Stories Podcast

February 19, 2024


Lazard Chief Executive Officer of MENA, Wassim Al Khatib, was a featured guest on the IPO Stories podcast, where he discussed the recent momentum of IPO activities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).   

In the episode, Wassim provides insights on why the opening of GCC’s markets through regulatory shifts, such as Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, has attracted the attention of foreign investors and created favorable conditions for IPOs. He also explores the role of capital markets in capital formation and the funding of growth opportunities for companies; the efforts to diversify and expand the stock market beyond traditional energy and chemical sectors; and much more.

Click the audio below to listen to the full podcast.