Samir Hammami is a Principal in the Global Special Situations at ADIC. He joined ADIC in 2008, and has invested across several sectors (including energy, financial services, power, infrastructure, food & agriculture and real estate) and across different geographies (with particular emphasis on emerging markets). Transactions included a variety of instruments and structures, investing in credit, growth equity, but also in special situations/distressed, as well as Greenfield developments.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr. Hammami has developed expertise investing in sectors including retail and office property development, as well as upstream and downstream energy. Mr. Hammami has served and continues to serve on the Board of several companies across emerging markets (Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East).
Previously, Mr. Hammami was a Post-Doctoral fellow and Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago, he conducted research on the levels of stock-market integration in the MENA region.
Mr. Hammami holds Masters and PhD degrees in Economics from Brown University (Financial Economics, Behavioral Finance). His research focused on providing explanations to the Equity Premium witnessed historically in stock markets. He holds a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut and is a member of a number of Financial trade associations.