Blackstone Hires Technology Executive Hala Zeine as Managing Director to Support its Growing Tech Portfolio
London, July 1, 2021 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that it has hired Hala Zeine, a global technology executive with almost two decades of experience, as a Managing Director for the technology sector in its Portfolio Operations group – where she will work in partnership with Blackstone’s technology portfolio companies on accelerating growth and innovation. In this newly created role, Ms. Zeine will also advise the firm’s investment teams in identifying and evaluating opportunities in the technology sector, with a particular focus on the European market.
Jennifer Morgan, Global Head of Portfolio Operations, said: “Hala is a world-class technology executive who has a deep and broad range of experience across sales and marketing, customer operations and product management. Her depth of experience, combined with her collaborative approach, will add tremendous value to our companies and their leadership teams.”
Hala Zeine said: “I’m excited to join Blackstone as it continues to increasingly invest in fast-growing technology businesses. I’m looking forward to partnering with entrepreneurs and executives across the globe to bring them all of the resources Blackstone has to offer, helping them build leading global businesses.”
Most recently, Ms. Zeine served as Chief Product Officer for Celonis, a Germany-based global software firm, where she was responsible for running product and go-to-market strategy, product management and product-related partnerships. Prior to Celonis, Ms. Zeine spent more than a decade at SAP, working in corporate executive roles ranging from business development to leading their Digital Supply Chain product business. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) from Bentley University.
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