Who we are
Who we are
naseba offers business facilitation platforms for clients who want to develop in emerging markets. We conduct exhaustive research, match buyers and sellers and then produce high-profile events, all with a strategic focus on facilitating deals—all in the right place and at the right time.
We work in six key sectors, leveraging our expertise to create deal flow, foster networking and train leaders. naseba has the capacity to help you enter new markets, raise capital, secure partners and close sales.
naseba has fostered productive working partnerships with the governments of Algeria, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE. We also selectively collaborate with key figures in media, industry and academia to add real value to our network worldwide.
Since inception in 2002 naseba has produced over 500 events and played host to 65,000 executive delegates globally.
Naseba is a French group with three main offices in Dubai, Bangalore and Chicago, and on-the-ground presence in Algiers, Jeddah, Kualu Lumpur and Shanghai.
What we do
What we do
naseba produces, promotes and hosts ‘deal flow’ platforms in the liquid growth markets.
We operate across 6 sectors: healthcare, IT and telecoms, energy, real estate, hospitality, and natural resources.
Our platforms include business-to-business summits, leadership forums, capital raising meetings and executive training programs.
Our business summits connect pre-screened purchasing decision makers with pre-qualified global solution providers to do business.
Our leadership forums unite influential business experts through an interactive conference, educational workshops and networking activities designed to create business opportunities.
Our division Naru Capital. offers capital introduction meetings and investor roadshows providing pre-qualified business cases with targeted introductions to pre-screened investors.
Our MIH Training Academy offers a wide range of executive courses covering a variety of key disciplines, and are held in-house or at a number of 5-star venues.
Whether your objective is raising capital, sourcing a strategic partner, shortening your sales cycle, entering a new market or executive re-education – each platform is designed to help you achieve.
naseba was founded in 2002 in France by C.Scott Ragsdale, Sophie Le Ray, Fabien Faure and Nicholas Watson.
The company strategically expanded as soon as 2004 by opening an office in Dubai, followed by another one in Bangalore in 2005.
Over the years, the international expansion continued with temporary offices opened throughout Asia, Africa & Europe to better penetrate these markets, while focusing on expanding naseba’s two main product lines – summits & forums.
In 2009, naseba started leveraging the network and know-how acquired over the years to diversify its portfolio of offerings. The MIH Academy was launched to provide executive courses and trainings.
Then in 2011, Naru Capital. was initiated in order to cater to our investor clients.
In 2012, naseba launched its first event on the American continent – in Chile. Two years later, the company opened an office in Chicago to focus on the North & South American markets.
Today the company runs four divisions, operated from 3 main offices in Dubai, Bangalore and Chicago, and 4 representative offices in Algiers, Jeddah, Kualu Lumpur and Shanghai.
naseba group was founded in 2002 with the goal of becoming the ultimate deal facilitator in the emerging & growth markets.
Our name is taken from the Japanese idiomatic expression “naseba- naru” translated, “when there is a will, there is a way.”
“naseba” can literally be translated by “If you make it…”
“Naru” is the Japanese verb “to become.”
The secret to our success is our corporate culture; understanding that “the man at the top of the mountain did not fall there”.
I am from the ‘old school’ when values like loyalty, work ethic and being a person of honour truly meant something to people.
Back in the days when determination, commitment and focus were not just concepts, but qualities applied with consistency every single day.
Unfortunately, these values have been diluted or lost in today’s world, but not at naseba group — they are ingrained in our philosophy.
Every employee is challenged to do their job as honorably and focused as possible.
Mediocrity is not accepted.
And the mountain plays a big part in our identity.
Everyone wants to summit the proverbial mountain, but reaching the top takes commitment, determination, drive, and focus.
No one stumbles to the top of anything.
C. Scott Ragsdale Chairman
What the experts say
Sir Winfried Bischoff, Retired Chairman, Citigroup Inc
“Governments and businesses around the world are putting in place different measures to combat the financial crisis. Arising from these efforts will be opportunities for recovery and growth. Having attended and experienced the potential, I highly recommend naseba’s capital raising initiatives and meetings.”
Her Highness Princess Dalal Al-Saud, Chairperson, Our Orphans
“Women in Leadership is set to be the most important gathering of international women in the Middle East ever. With those women that are expected and others – changes are definitely afoot. We must seize this moment.”
HE Abdulrahman Al Jeraisy, Chairman, Council of Saudi Chambers
“I’m really happy about the event and its dedication to internet security. Such events usually take place in America and Europe and it’s heartening to see such an event in the Middle East. I’m really proud about speaking at the event and expressing my opinion on cyber threats.“
Khaled Al Kamda, Group Managing Director, Dubai Islamic Bank
“A remarkable job in qualifying and targeting investors to attend the meetings. I’m glad this is a closed meeting and by invitation only, as it is an opportunity to meet the most important decision makers in the industry.”
His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud, Chairman, Kingdom Holding Company
“The initiative to organise such a high level summit definitely helps to uncover new opportunities. I look forward to following naseba’s future activities.”
HH Princess Ameerah Al Taweel
“Sophie Le Ray and naseba deserve a very big thank you for believing in the region — and more specifically women.”
Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor First lady of Malaysia
“The most appropriate platform for discussing how women can best influence change for a better tomorrow”
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
“I am proud to endorse and give my patronage to the Maghreb Healthcare summit as it allows experts from all Maghreb countries to share their experience and develop partnerships.“
Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Minister of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
“The Ministry of Health is proud to endorse the Kingdom’s leading healthcare event. It is the ideal platform to create awareness and gain international recognition and support. We look forward to welcoming regional and international leaders in healthcare to help determine the future of the Kingdom’s healthcare sector.”
Yang Liu, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Atlantis Capital Holdings
“Great opportunity and platform. There’s a power in sharing at this event.“
naseba offers business facilitation platforms for clients who want to develop in growth markets.
Our clients rely on our expertise, drive and commitment to make success happen for them.
Chairman, naseba group
Chief Executive Officer, naseba group
Managing Director, Naru Capital.
Managing Director, naseba group
Executive Committee Member, naseba group
General Manager, India, naseba group
Deputy Director, Naru Capital.
Secretary General, naseba group
Member - Board of Advisors, naseba group