Ihsan Essaid

Ihsan is a Managing Director and Head of Media Telecom Mergers & Acquisitions at Credit Suisse located in New York City. Over his career, Ihsan has advised and financed companies in the satellite, wireless, entertainment, broadcasting, cable, and sports sectors, among others. Previously he was a partner at Perella Weinberg and was responsible for the firm’s Media practice. Before that, Ihsan worked at Bank of America, Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, and Alex Brown & Sons.

Ihsan was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to parents of Palestinian heritage. In the mid-1970’s, shortly after the start of the Lebanese civil war, Ihsan and his family emigrated to the United Kingdom, and three years later, settled permanently in the United States.

Ihsan holds an MBA from Columbia University in finance and a BA from Hobart College in Mathematics (honors) and French Literature. He resides in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, with his wife Stacey and their three children, two of whom are Seeds.