Patient Square Capital, a healthcare investment firm based in Menlo Park, Calif., has named Kaveh Samie as a partner of the firm and will serve as chairman and CEO of MENA (Middle East/North Africa) and head of international fund partnerships.

Prior to joining Patient Square, Samie was executive chairman and the head of MENA for Neuberger Berman. Before that, he was the CEO and head of MENA and new markets for KKR, where he led the firm’s efforts to expand its presence, resulting in regional growth. Before KKR, he was a managing director and global head of equities for HSBC Middle East and North Africa.

“I have known Kaveh for over a dozen years and worked directly with him for over ten. Kaveh is an unmatched expert in the Middle East region,” states Jim Momtazee, managing partner of Patient Square. “His knowledge, insights and relationships will be instrumental in allowing us to continue to raise capital to invest in companies improving patient lives.”