(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Selma Hassan, one of the Middle East’s most experienced female bankers, is set to leave the Wall Street firm to join a logistics firm.

Hassan, who is a managing director and co-head of the New York-based investment bank in the Middle East and North Africa, is joining Rapid Response Services International, according to a person familiar with the matter. She joined the lender in London in 2005 before moving to Dubai. 

A representative for Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

Hassan became regional head of the group’s investment bank in 2019 and was appointed co-head two years later when Goldman Sachs tapped Jassim AlSane, a senior Citigroup Inc. banker, to lead the division with her.

Hassan’s departure comes as the Middle East emerges as one of the few bright spots in global dealmaking. Flush with cash from high oil prices, governments in the region are spending heavily to diversify their economies and attract global investors.

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