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Ovais Naqvi is a Managing Director in the Abraaj Performance Acceleration Group (APAG), where he is responsible for enhancing the sales, marketing and pricing optimization capabilities of partner companies.
Additionally, he leads the "Arena" program to identify synergies and network potentials across the Group’s investee platform.
He serves on the Board of Wamda, The Abraaj Group's content, collaboration and funding platform for early stage businesses.
From 2008 to 2010, he was appointed by The Abraaj Group to serve as Chief Marketing Officer at Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC). He has also worked at the Cupola Group in Dubai and Ogilvy Group (part of WPP plc) in London, serving the EMEA region.
Mr Naqvi serves on the MENA Advisory Board of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and is also a member of The Marketing Society in the UK, as well as British Design & Art Direction (D&AD).
He graduated in International Trade and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.