Charbel Azzi

head of Middle East, Africa and CIS at S&P Dow Jones Indices

Charbel Azzi is head of Middle East, Africa and CIS at S&P Dow Jones Indices. He joined the company in
April 2009, and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Charbel has extensive experience in investment management, portfolio construction, strategy and
product development, capital raising, and marketing and selling investment products and services across
the Middle East. He works closely with clients to design and deliver indices and strategies that utilize
S&P Dow Jones Indices’ expertise in custom index design, Shariah-compliant investing, asset allocation,
commodities, equities and emerging markets.
Prior to joining SPDJI, Charbel worked at Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai as director of origination for
the Middle East and North Africa, working with regional family and private offices, corporates, pension
funds, investment and insurance companies, and high net worth clients.
Charbel holds a BBA from the American University in Dubai. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.