DWS appoints head of sales for Middle East & Africa

DWS today announced the appointment of Joe Kiwan as Head of Sales for Middle East and Africa.

Based in Paris, Kiwan - who is French-Lebanese - will be responsible for building DWS’s footprint in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region, with a particular focus on Active and Alternative strategies as clients continue to focus on outperformance in a low interest rate environment.

Reporting in to Olivier Dubost de Cadalvène, Head of DWS in France and Head of MEA Coverage, Kiwan is fluent in Arabic and has significant expertise and a strong track record in the MEA asset management sector. Prior to joining DWS, Kiwan spent eight years at TOBAM, a quant specialist asset manager and pioneer in smart beta investing, where he led business development activities in the Middle East, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

Kiwan graduated with a Masters degree in Management from Audencia Business School, one of France’s elite Grande Ecole programs, and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Saint-Joseph University of Beirut.

Olivier Dubost de Cadalvène, Head of DWS in France and Head of MEA Coverage at DWS, said: “Joe has an excellent track record in the MEA market and brings significant expertise and relationships to our platform. We’re pleased to welcome Joe to our high performing Paris-based team at an exciting time for our growing MEA business”.

Joe Kiwan, Head of Sales for Middle East and Africa at DWS, added: “I’m excited to join DWS and look forward to continuing to grow our MEA business as we leverage our expertise to deliver innovation and performance to clients”.

For further information please contact:

Nick Bone
+44 (0) 20 754-72603


About DWS Group

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 759bn of assets under management (as of 30 September 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,400 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors – entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients’ future.


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