Our people's local knowledge helps us better understand the markets in which we operate. The team comprises more than 170 investment and operating professionals, all with strong transactional track records and good connections on the ground.
Waqar Siddique is Managing Partner, Executive Board Member of The Abraaj Group and Chair of the Management Executive Committee. He oversees all Operations and Finance functions at the Firm.
Mr. Siddique is Chairman of the Board of Directors of K-Electric and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi. He serves as a Trustee of the Aman Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by Arif Naqvi, the Founder and Group Chief Executive of The Abraaj Group. He also represents Abraaj on the Boards of a number of companies including as the Chairman of Stanford Marine Group (SMG).
Mr. Siddique previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cupola Group which concluded a landmark private equity deal when it acquired Inchcape Plc’s marketing interests in the Middle East. Prior to that role, he worked with the Treasury of Mawarid Holding Company, one of the leading business conglomerates based in Saudi Arabia, and PwC in Pakistan as a Senior Consultant.
Mr. Siddique started his career in 1982 after earning his MBA degree and has developed a specialization in Operations, Risk Management and Governance over the last 35 years.