With international roots and a strong background in finance and media, CEO and co-owner Haitham Wahab oversees the strategic direction at CMI. Haitham is particularly passionate about linguistics as he is fluent in Arabic, English, French, German, and Spanish.
Starting with his arrival at the company in 2008 as CFO and head of business development, Haitham has leveraged his background in business and finance, passion for language, and focus on excellence to drive CMI’s growth. Previously, he was a principal and founding partner at the investment bank, Daroth Capital Advisors, in New York. At Daroth, Haitham sourced, structured, and executed complex financing deals and advised clients on mergers and acquisition in a wide array of industries with a special focus on media and technology. He was also a VP at JP Morgan’s investment banking group, both in New York and London. Haitham earned Bachelor of Science from the London School of Economics. He lives in New York City. When not enjoying the cultural offerings of New York City, where he lives with his wife and two sons, Haitham can be found at the movies, taking in a Foreign or Documentary film, or you’ll see him running, hiking or skiing somewhere….