Our people’s local knowledge helps us better understand the markets in which we operate. Our team comprises more than 180 investment and operating professionals, all with strong transactional track records and outstanding connections on the ground.

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Arif Naqvi

Founder and Group Chief Executive

Arif Naqvi established The Abraaj Group in 2002 and has served as its Group Chief Executive since inception.

Mark Bourgeois

Managing Partner

Mark Bourgeois is Managing Partner, Global Head of Investor Engagement and CEO of Abraaj North America. He is also a member of the Firm’s Management Executive Committee.

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood

Managing Partner

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood is Managing Partner and Global Head of Private Equity. He serves on the Group’s Global Investment and Management Executive Committees.

Sev Vettivetpillai

Managing Partner

Sev Vettivetpillai is Managing Partner and Global Head of Impact Investing. He serves on the Group’s Global Investment and Management Executive Committees.

Wahid Hamid

Managing Partner

Wahid Hamid is Managing Partner and the Global Head of the Abraaj Performance Acceleration Group. He serves on the Group’s Global Investment and Management Executive Committees.

Waqar Siddique

Managing Partner

Waqar Siddique is Managing Partner and Chair of the Management Executive Committee. He oversees all Operations and Finance functions at the Firm.

Ahmed Badreldin

Partner

Ahmed Badreldin is responsible for and oversees The Abraaj Group’s investments in the Middle East and North Africa.

Ashish Dave

Partner

Ashish Dave is a Partner and Group Chief Financial Officer at The Abraaj Group. He is responsible for the Group’s Finance, Fund Administration, Tax, Corporate Affairs and Treasury functions.

Carsten Jorgensen

Partner

Carsten Jorgensen is a Partner and leads the Firm’s Credit and Real Estate strategies.

Humayun Shahryar

Partner

Humayun Shahryar is a Partner and a member of the Firm’s Global Investment Committee.

Jacob Kholi

Partner

Jacob Kholi is a Partner with The Abraaj Group and the regional Chief Investment Officer for Sub‐Saharan Africa.

Miguel Ángel Olea

Partner

Miguel Ángel Olea is a Partner and responsible for the Firm’s activities in Latin America.

Omar Lodhi

Partner

Omar Lodhi is a Partner at The Abraaj Group and heads Asia for the Group.

Saad Zaman

Partner

Saad Zaman is a Partner in the Clean Energy Team based in Dubai.

Selcuk Yorgancioglu

Partner

Selcuk Yorgancioglu is a Partner at The Abraaj Group and oversees the Group’s investments in Turkey and Central Asia.

Tas Anvaripour

Partner

Tas Anvaripour is a Partner in the Clean Energy Team. She was previously the Chairperson at THEMIS.

Tom Speechley

Partner

Tom Speechley is a Partner at The Abraaj Group. In 2013, he opened the firm’s New York office from where, as Head of Global Markets, he was responsible for capital raising for the Group globally, a position he held until 2016.

Adel Goucha

Managing Director

Based in Tunisia, Adel Goucha is a member of the team that manages The Abraaj Group’s investments in the Middle East and North Africa.

Ahmad Jalal

Managing Director

Ahmad Jalal is a member of the investment team and has been involved in transactions in the Middle East, Pakistan and within the Healthcare sector.

Ahsan Jamil

Managing Director

Ahsan Jamil is a Managing Director in the Healthcare team, based in Pakistan. He was previously the CEO of Aman Foundation.

Alfredo Capote

Managing Director

Alfredo Capote is a Managing Director and the Country Head for Mexico at The Abraaj Group.

Alvin Michael Hew

Managing Director

Based in Singapore, Alvin Hew is Managing Director in the Abraaj Performance Acceleration Group, Asia Pacific.

Andrew Chvatal

Managing Director

Andrew Chvatal is General Counsel for The Abraaj Group and oversees the Group’s legal function.

Anuscha Ahmed

Managing Director

Anuscha Ahmed is a Managing Director with the CEO office at The Abraaj Group. She oversees the Investment Office function at the Firm.

Ashish Patel

Managing Director

Ashish Patel has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, operations and investment and heads the Abraaj Performance Acceleration Group for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Axel Acakpo-Satchivi

Managing Director

Axel Acakpo-Satchivi is a Managing Director in the Energy Infrastructure Team.

Aziz Moolji

Managing Director

Aziz Moolji is a Managing Director and a key team member responsible for the Firm’s performance across all of its regional Funds.

Balaji Srinivas

Managing Director

Balaji Srinivas is a senior member of The Abraaj Group’s team in India and has more than 21 years of experience in the country’s financial industry.

Bisher Barazi

Managing Director

Bisher Barazi is the Chief Operating Officer of The Abraaj Group, responsible for performance acceleration, operational excellence, legal and project management verticals at the firm.

Carlman Moyo

Managing Director

Carlman Moyo is a member of the Abraaj Sub-Saharan Africa region team and the Abraaj Performance Acceleration Group (APAG).

Christopher Wilder

Managing Director

Christopher Wilder is a Managing Director in the Credit Team based in London.

Daniel Wasserman

Managing Director

Daniel Wasserman is a member of the team responsible for The Abraaj Group’s investments in Colombia.

Eram Hasan

Managing Director

Eram Hasan has more than 19 years of management experience.

Fabio Borba

Managing Director

Fabio Borba is a Managing Director in the Energy Infrastructure Team at The Abraaj Group and Themis Energy.

Fabrice Callet

Managing Director

Fabrice Callet is the Head of Product Development for the Thematic Fund Businesses at The Abraaj Group.

Frederic Sicre

Managing Director

Frederic Sicre is Managing Director at Abraaj and leads global stakeholder engagement. He is currently focused on healthcare delivery systems in Africa and South Asia.

Hector Martínez

Managing Director

Hector Martínez has been responsible for the overall activities of The Abraaj Group in Peru since 2007.

Hisham Moussa

Managing Director

Hisham Moussa joined The Abraaj Group in 2007 and is a member of the Healthcare team.

Jacqueline Connolly

Managing Director

Jacqueline Connolly joined The Abraaj Group as a Managing Director in the Real Estate team.

Khawar Mann

Managing Director

Khawar Mann joined The Abraaj Group as a Managing Director in the healthcare team.

Mahyar Ghassemi

Managing Director

Mahyar Ghassemi is a member of the Investment Team based in Dubai and has over 16 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance.

Marc Mandaba

Managing Director

Marc Mandaba has 12 years of experience in private infrastructure development, Power and Transport. In 2013, he founded and led the business growth of Themis Energy.

Mehmet Kalay

Managing Director

Mehmet Kalay is a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group and is responsible for commercial and operational evaluation of new investment opportunities in Turkey.

Murtaza Hussain

Managing Director

Murtaza Hussain has over 10 years of experience in corporate finance and private equity. He is a member of an investment team responsible for the Group’s investments in the energy infrastructure space.

Nayyer Hussain

Managing Director

Nayyer Hussain is the Head of the Pakistan Fund investment team, based in Karachi.

Niels Bormans

Managing Director

iels Bormans is a Managing Director in the Abraaj Performance Acceleration Group (APAG).

Omar Syed

Managing Director

Omar Syed is a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group and has over 17 years of global private equity and consulting experience.

Ovais Naqvi

Managing Director

Ovais Naqvi is a Managing Director in the Abraaj Performance Acceleration Group.

Pandu Sjahrir

Managing Director

Pandu Sjahrir joined The Abraaj Group as a Managing Director for South East Asia.

Piyush Singhvi

Managing Director

Piyush Singhvi is part of the investment team in Southeast Asia, and helps lead deal origination, execution, and post acquisition management of partner companies.

Pradeep Ramamurthy

Managing Director

Pradeep Ramamurthy is a Managing Director of The Abraaj Group based in New York, NY.

Rafique Lakhani

Managing Director

Rafique Lakhani has more than 28 years of experience in financial management and controllership.

Ragheb El Rami

Managing Director

Ragheb El Rami is a Managing Director responsible for overseeing the Group’s relationships in the EMEA Region.

Raj Morjaria

Managing Director

Raj Morjaria is a Managing Director in the Abraaj healthcare team, where he is involved in all aspects of the investment and fund management activities.

Sandeep Khanna

Managing Director

Sandeep Khanna is a senior member of The Abraaj Group’s team in Africa.

Scott Farden

Managing Director

Scott Farden is a Managing Director on the Investor Engagement team, based in New York.

Shakir Merali

Managing Director

Shakir Merali is a member of The Abraaj Group’s team in Africa where he oversees a number of investments in East Africa and also manages the Group’s Africa Health Fund.

Srisant Chitvaranund

Managing Director

Srisant Chitvaranund is a member of The Abraaj Group’s team in South East Asia.

Talgat Kukenov

Managing Director

Talgat Kukenov is a member of The Abraaj Group’s team in Kazakhstan.

Tarun Mehta

Managing Director

Tarun Mehta is a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group and Head of Business Development in Asia, responsible for stakeholder engagement, fundraising and investor relations.

Tayyab Tareen

Managing Director

Tayyab Tareen is a Managing Director at the Abraaj Group. He is currently CEO of K-Electric.

Zahi El Khatib

Managing Director

Zahi El Khatib has more than 14 years of private equity and investment banking experience in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and is a member of The Abraaj Group’s team in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Adnan Siddiqui

Director

Adnan Siddiqui is a Director in the legal team at The Abraaj Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in criminal, corporate and M&A affairs.

Ahmad Mazhar

Director

Ahmad Mazhar is a member of The Abraaj Group’s Southern African investment team and is based in Johannesburg.

Alexandre Hamadouche

Director

Alexandre Hamadouche is part of The Abraaj Group’s investment team in the Middle East and North Africa.

Amine Allam

Director

Amine Allam is a member of The Abraaj Group’s investment team in the Middle East and North Africa.

Anas Guennoun

Director

Anas Guennoun is a member of The Abraaj Group’s investment team in North Africa, based in Morocco.

Brian Miranda

Director

Brian Miranda is a member of the Finance team. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial accounting, management, controllership and external audits.

Can Dedeoglu

Director

Can Dedeoglu is a member of The Abraaj Group’s investment team in Turkey. Mr. Dedeoglu has more than 9 years of experience in private equity and investment banking.

Charlotte Henderson

Director

Charlotte Henderson is a Director in the Credit Team, based in London.

Daniel Atri

Director

Daniel Atri is a member of the Latin America Investment Team, where he is responsible for sourcing, executing, supporting, monitoring and exiting investments.

Daniel Ceniceros Martinez

Director

Daniel Ceniceros is part of the Energy Infrastructure Investment Team based in Mexico.

David Castro

Director

David Castro is a member of The Abraaj Group’s investment team in Colombia where he is responsible for origination, executing, monitoring and exiting investments.

Eduardo Cortina

Director

Eduardo Cortina is a member of the Investment Team in Mexico and Execution Support for Latin America.

Ezequiel Padilla

Director

Ezequiel Padilla is a Director in the Energy Infrastructure Team, based in Mexico. Mr. Padilla has more than 15 years of progressive experience in the private equity, investment banking advisory and corporate banking space.

Fahim Muscatwalla

Director

Fahim Muscatwalla is part of the Investment team based in Dubai and is focused on managing new and existing investments across the Middle East and North Africa.

Frederick Kambo

Director

Frederick Kambo joined The Abraaj Group as a Director in the Healthcare team.

Gary Shepherd

Director

Gary Shepherd is responsible for group tax at The Abraaj Group.

Gerardo Mendoza Llanes

Director

Gerardo Mendoza Llanes is a member of the Latin American Investment Team, where he is responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring Abraaj’s investments in Mexico.

Giles Montgomery-Swan

Director

Giles Montgomery-Swan is the Director of IT, based in Dubai.

Halil C. Kitapçı

Director

Halil C. Kitapçı is a member of The Abraaj Group’s investment team based out of Turkey.

Isaac Owusu-Ansah

Director

Isaac Owusu-Ansah is a member of The Abraaj Group’s Sub-Saharan Africa investment team and is based in Ghana.

Jad Abbas

Director

Jad Abbas is a member of the Sub-Saharan Africa investment team, based in Lagos, Nigeria, and supports the fundraising process for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Jamil Akbar

Director

Jamil Akbar is a member of The Abraaj Group’s Pakistan team, presently focused on Pakistan mid-cap private equity.

Jan Lederhausen

Director

Jan Lederhausen is a member of The Abraaj Group’s investment team in Peru since 2008, where he is responsible for origination, executing, monitoring and exiting investments.

Johan Eriksson

Director

Johan Eriksson joined The Abraaj Group as a Director in the Real Estate Investment team.

Junaid Zikar

Director

Junaid Zikar is a member of The Abraaj Group’s Finance team and has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, treasury and audit, strategic business planning and risk management.

Kamil Borowik

Director

Kamil Borowik is a member of The Abraaj Group’s Thematic Fund Businesses.

Karim Mhirsi

Director

Karim Mhirsi is a Director in the Energy Infrastructure Team, where he is in charge of developing and structuring several early stage power generation projects.

Kavee Phunratanamala

Director

Kavee Phunratanamala is a member of The Abraaj Group’s Investment Team in Thailand.

Khaqan Khan

Director

Khaqan Khan joined The Abraaj Group as a Director in the Pakistan office.

Kwadwo Adjei-Barwuah

Director

Kwadwo Adjei-Barwuah joined The Abraaj Group in 2012 and is part of the Investment Team in Ghana and wider Francophone West Africa.

Levent Yesildag

Director

Levent Yesildag is heading the Anatolia Growth Capital Fund in Turkey for The Abraaj Group.

Mitali Atal

Director

Mitali Atal directs The Abraaj Group’s strategic communications function. Ms. Atal oversees the firm’s media engagement, brand and content development activities.

Mujtaba Hussain

Director

Mujtaba Hussain is a member of The Abraaj Group’s healthcare investment team and is involved in origination, evaluation, structuring and execution of healthcare investments in Pakistan.

Olusegun Oso

Director

Olusegun Oso is a member of The Abraaj Group’s team in Sub-Saharan Africa where he is the Lead Health Specialist.

Omar Ezz Al Arab

Director

Omar Ezz Al Arab is a member of the MENA investment team, based in Egypt.

Paul Blessing

Director

Paul Blessing is a Director and leads the Project Management office at The Abraaj Group.

Peter Brady

Director

Peter Brady is The Abraaj Group’s Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for Abraaj’s Risk Management and Compliance Unit.

Raajiv Singhal

Director

Dr. Raajiv Singhal joined The Abraaj Group as a Director – Head of Healthcare Operations in Mumbai.

Ravi Jitani

Director

Ravi Jitani is the Head of Reporting and Analytics at The Abraaj Group. He is responsible for streamlining and enhancing knowledge management across the Firm.

Rishi Maheshwari

Director

Mr. Maheshwari joined The Abraaj Group in 2010 and is focused on transactions across South Asia.

Santiago Pardo

Director

Santiago Pardo is a Director in the Credit Team, based in London.

Shireen Dajani

Director

Shireen Dajani leads The Abraaj Group’s Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Partnerships.

Smiyet Belrhiti

Director

Smiyet Belrhiti is a member of the investment management team responsible for screening, structuring and executing investment opportunities as well as managing portfolio companies in MENA.

Steven Wynter

Director

Steven Wynter is a Director in the Themis Energy Team at Abraaj, based in Johannesburg.

Stuart Bennett

Director

Stuart Bennett joined The Abraaj Group as a Director in the healthcare team.

Sudeep Joshi

Director

Sudeep Joshi joined The Abraaj Group in 2006 and has extensive experience in financial management, treasury and corporate planning.

Sumit Bhandari

Director

Sumit Bhandari is a Director in the Credit Team at Abraaj, based in Singapore.

Tania Choufani

Director

Tania Choufani is a Director within the Abraaj Performance Acceleration Group (APAG).

Tom Lawless

Director

Tom Lawless is a Director in the Legal Team at Abraaj, focusing on the structuring, negotiation and execution of acquisitions and disposals.

Vinay Chawla

Director

Vinay Chawla is a Director and oversees market engagement at the Firm.

Yvette van der Linde

Director

Yvette van der Linde is Head of Human Resources for the Healthcare Team, based in Dubai.

Zafar Zohidov

Director

Zafar Zohidov is a Director in the Credit Team based in London. He is a Portfolio Manager responsible for investments in Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Baily Blair Kempner

Principal

Baily Blair Kempner is a Principal on The Abraaj Group’s Investor Engagement team, focusing on investor coverage in the Americas.

Chris Miller

Principal

Christopher Miller is a Principal in the Investor Engagement team – EMEA, based in London.

Gulamally Husain

Principal

Gulamally Husain is a Principal in The Abraaj Group’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Investor Engagement team.

Joanna Lee

Principal

Joanna Lee is a Principal in The Abraaj Group’s Coverage team, focusing on investor and stakeholder engagement in Asia-Pacific.

Johannes Hopfen

Principal

Johannes Hopfen is a senior member of The Abraaj Group’s Investor Engagement team specifically responsible for the firm’s engagement in Europe, based out of London.

Laura Connolly

Principal

Laura Connolly is a Principal in the Investor Engagement team based in London where she is responsible for investor due diligence across The Abraaj Group’s private equity funds.

Nael Antaki

Principal

Nael Antaki is a Principal in The Abraaj Group’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Investor Engagement team.

Rick Morioka

Principal

Rick Morioka is a Principal in the Investor Engagement – APAC team. Based in Singapore, Mr. Morioka is responsible for investor coverage and stakeholder engagement in Japan.

Sandra Liu

Principal

Sandra Liu is a Principal in the Investor Engagement – APAC team. She is based in Hong Kong and focuses on investor coverage, business development and stakeholder engagement in Asia-Pacific.

Saqib Rashid

Principal

Saqib Rashid is a member of The Abraaj Group’s Investor Engagement team. At Abraaj, he has served as a member of the investment team in both Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.

Shahid Naqvi

Principal

Shahid Naqvi is a senior member of The Abraaj Group’s Investor Engagement team with specific responsibility for the firm’s engagement in the UK and China and Korea.

Vincent So

Principal

Vincent So is a senior member in the Investor Engagement team based in Hong Kong.

Young-Ah Kim

Principal

Based in Hong Kong, Young-Ah Kim is a Principal in Investor Engagement – APAC. She is responsible for business development, stakeholder engagement and investor relations in Korea.