Saif Assam is a Managing Director in the Investor Relations & Business Development Group. Mr. Assam is a member of Blackstone's Middle East team, and mainly focuses on private equity and credit. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Assam worked for the Dubai Government's direct investment / private equity arm. Previously, Mr. Assam was at Monitor Group's Boston and London offices. Mr. Assam received a Master's degree in Engineering from Cambridge University. Mr. Assam is a representative in the United Kingdom Blackstone Group International Limited, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.