Title and Organization:
Chief Executive Officer
Lazard Gulf Ltd.
Farah Foustok is the Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Gulf Ltd. based in Dubai. She began
working in the investment field in 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in 2014, she was Chief
Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of ING Investment Management Middle East
Farah was a co-founder of Reach in 2013 and is now an Advisory Committee member. In 2015
Farah co-founded and chaired the Steering Committee for the MENA chapter of the 30% club
and is now a Global Advisory Committee member. In 2019, Farah was awarded International
Investment Woman of the Year by Women in Investment Awards, London. Farah is also a
member of Room to Read’s Middle East board since its formation in 2020. Farah is a finance
leaders fellow of the Aspen Institute. In January 2020, Farah launched TARA, an initiative to
connect female University students to the corporate world; increasing women’s participation in
financial services. Farah has mentored several start-ups in the Middle East over the last 10yrs,
Farah holds an MBA from Imperial College London and a BSc Hons in Mathematics from
King’s College, London.