Rafic Said is a Senior Managing Director responsible for overseeing the Blackstone’s activities in the Middle-East, and is based between London and Dubai. He has spent the past eleven years establishing, developing and managing relationships with governmental, institutional and private investors across the Middle East, delivering the firm’s investment and advisory services. Mr. Said is also a member of the Blackstone Diversity Committee. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Said was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. for seven years, focused on institutional client management in Europe and the Middle East for the firm’s Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Division. Mr. Said started his career at Robert Fleming in the Equity Capital Markets Group, covering emerging market corporate and government clients. He received a BSc Honors Degree in Economics & Philosophy from City University London.