Sharif Atta and Tristan Clube (as non-discretionary research consultant to SQM) oversaw SQM’s Frontier Middle East Strategy since its inception in January 2011 through June 2020. Sharif has been investing in the region since 2002. Prior to joining SQM at its inception, Sharif and Tristan were involved in the launch of one of the first Middle East focused investment funds in 2004 and collectively has over 35 years of investment experience in the region.