Hope remains in the Middle East. When Franco-Israeli and Franco-Iranian join forces to create an investment fund, the promise of the Abraham Accords may not be lost. Jean-David Bénichou is convinced of this, ” technology has no religion “. The multi-businessman, a former director of the Israeli lobby group Elnet in Paris, embarked on a new adventure last December, this time more financial than diplomatic. “Delegations are important, but their impact is often too fleeting,” he regrets.
For now, it’s all about putting your hand in your wallet and investing in peace. “This idea has been with me for two years “, he insists. Jean-David Benichou, with Sam Sadroleslami, one of his former students at Paris-Dauphine University, founded the Abramundi fund to invest in venture capital in the Middle East and North Africa. ” Israel has shown that we can create a service economy in the regionexplains. The aim is not to reproduce the same pattern, but to expand the range of emerging nations “.