Bassel Khatoun

Bassel Khatoun

Chief Investment Officer
MENA Equities
Franklin Templeton Investments (ME) Limited

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tenure: 2007

Bassel Khatoun is the chief investment officer of MENA Equities at Franklin Templeton Investments (ME) Limited.

Mr. Khatoun is responsible for the investment process, research and performance of the MENA Equity team. He is the co-fund manager of the Franklin MENA Fund and Franklin Middle East and North Africa Fund. He is also a member of FTIME's Equity Investment Committee. He joined Algebra Capital in April 2007 as an equity portfolio manager and was an integral member of the team, now known as

Franklin Templeton Investments (ME) Limited. During his employment at Algebra Capital, Mr. Khatoun was involved in the establishment of the firm's flagship equity funds and was a member of the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to this, Mr. Khatoun worked in the investment banking division of Citigroup in London, where he was involved in a range of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions across the European and emerging markets financial institutions sector.

Mr. Khatoun holds a B.A. degree with 1st class honors in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) from Oxford University. He is FSA registered in the U.K.