Blow for Airbus and MBDA
European defence groups are still reeling over the $11 billion [...]
The Rafale is a French-built fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It is in service with the French air force and navy and has been sold to Egypt, Qatar and India.
Chief executive of Blenheim Capital Partners since its foundation in 2006, Grant Rogan has been active in the Gulf since the 1980s. His father, Richard Grant Rogan, was already a connoisseur of the region. Middle East director of Northrop Grumman in the 1970s, he was a regular contact of Adnan Khashoggi, the famous Saudi arms dealer. [...]
Omar Zeidan is one of the best-connected among the established agents of French industry in the Arab world. He is still very active in 2013, steering through projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and partnering investments of the Al-Assad clan in Syria. [...]