Ghaith Yafi is the Managing General Partner at B&Y Venture Partners with more than 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, corporate finance, and direct investments primarily with early-stage companies in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. He is also a Founding Partner at Y Venture Partners, an angel fund that invests early stage and supports high impact entrepreneurs in building high growth ventures.
Ghaith is a former entrepreneur himself with a successful track record having founded and exited a couple of companies in Canada and the UK. He previously served on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of Big Bus Tours where he largely contributed to scaling the business into the leading global operator of open-top sightseeing, and subsequently led a sell-side transaction to exit the business to a large private equity group in the UK.
Prior to that, Ghaith spent more than 6 years in Investment Banking and M&A advisory working for Houlihan Lokey, HSBC and Societe Generale Investment Banking in France. Ghaith holds a Masters degree in Finance and Management from ESCP-Europe (France) and a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor degree from McGill University (Canada).