Dr Sassan Dieter Khatib-Shahidi is the Co-founder, CEO and since January, 2012, has been the Executive Director on Board of German Imaging Technologies in Dubai.
Leading the start-up of GIT in late 1999, Dr Khatib-Shahidi has created a highly-successful printing solutions company. Operating out of its Dubai facility with a steadily growing staff, GIT achieved impressive growth from inception to date, and grown its revenue by 18% p.a. on average between 2010 and 2014. In April 2015 he was selected as an Endeavor High-Impact Entrepreneur and became a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization, EO UAE.
Prior to joining GIT, Dr Khatib-Shahidi was Attorney At Law for five years at Heuking, Kuehn, Luer, Kunz, and Wojtek, one of Germany's top-ten city law firms and member of the Dental International Group of Law Firms, London, UK. He has also often been the source of legal and expert opinion on Middle Eastern laws on banking, arbitration, and investments. He has drawn on this expertise in his time spent studying, living and working in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Dr Khatib-Shahidi obtained his law degree (1993) and doctorate (1996) (magna cum laude) from the University of Konstanz, Germany and was a Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK.