Hoda Abou-Jamra becomes a founding chair of 30% Club GCC Chapter
Dubai, UAE, 12 November 2015: Hoda Abou-Jamra, Founding Partner of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, has been invited as a founding chair of the newly launched 30% Club GCC Chapter, a global business-led initiative committed to achieving better gender representation in senior leadership positions of organisations.
As one of the original members of the 30% Club GCC Region, TVM Capital Healthcare Partners upholds the principle that diversity improves company performance. "I believe that these strong forums allow for mutual advancement of females in senior positions and I am proud to be a founding member of the formation of the GCC Chapter of the global 30% Club. As a founding partner of a healthcare private equity fund I am extremely proud that we have women representing the Board at all of our portfolio companies, bar one. Furthermore we invested in two companies that were founded by women."
Abou-Jamra continued: "The attraction of the 30% Club GCC Chapter is that it is business-led. This is fundamental to the success of creating more diversity and gender balance within senior management. Men as well as women create diversity - and diversity not only of gender but also of social and ethnic background ensures a 360 degree perspective - which typically leads to better solutions. The link between diversity and performance is increasingly coming under scrutiny. A growing body of research suggests that more women on the management floor equates to improved returns. In the private equity world, and in business in general, this matters."
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners is working with several global institutional investors to deploy capital in healthcare in the region, and has invested in five portfolio companies since 2010, exiting its first investment of a specialty clinic, ProVita International Medical Center, in June this year. The private equity firm has helped to forge international partnerships for the companies, including with U.S. specialists Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Joslin Diabetes Center.
About TVM Capital Healthcare Partners
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners established its presence in Dubai in 2007 and was incorporated in 2009. The firm is as part of TVM Capital Group, an affiliation of globally acting venture capital and private equity firms with an operating track record of 30 years, and has since then been led by Chairman & CEO, Dr. Helmut M. Schuehsler. TVM Capital Group has financed more than 130 healthcare and life science companies and has documented its success as a growth capital investor through 45 initial public offerings from its portfolio.
The firm is focusing on making highly specialized growth capital and small buyout investments in healthcare companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and India that are or target to become leaders in their regional markets. The firm has assembled a strong team of investment professionals who are supported by a group of healthcare operators as executives-in-residence in its accelerator company, TVM Operations Group, and TVM Healthcare Advisors, which provides healthcare focused research and advisory services. Collectively, this team has developed an ability to conceptualize and develop business opportunities that provide investors with completely proprietary deal flow and investment opportunities. TVM Capital Healthcare Partners has broken new ground with four portfolio investments to date in specialized services that were either non-existent or drastically undersupplied, e.g., long-term care, rehabilitation, home care and world-class fertility treatment. A fifth investment focuses on the area of medical device development and manufacturing.
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners operates out of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and is licensed and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).
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The 30% Club
The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards not only encourages better leadership and governance, but diversity further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders. The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations. Business leadership is key to our mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management. The 30% Club approach - collaborative, concerted business-led efforts - can help accelerate progress towards better gender balance at all levels of organisations. The 30% Club does not believe mandatory quotas are the right approach. Instead, we support a voluntary approach in order to realise meaningful, sustainable change. 30% Club efforts are complementary to individual company efforts and existing networking groups, adding to these through collaboration and the visible and voluntary commitment of senior business leaders. The 30 Percent Club GCC is a regional volunteer effort of multi-sector leaders working together towards better representation of women on boards and in senior level positions. The 30 Percent Club GCC chapter was launched in November 2015. 30percentclub.org
Brunswick Gulf on behalf of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners
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