We organize a series of thought leadership events on growth markets throughout the year. Our aim is to bring together investors, partner companies, thought leaders, and policy makers alongside leaders of global businesses to debate the future of our markets.


As a leading private equity investor in growth markets, we have a highly developed perspective on the evolution of these markets and the opportunities and risks inherent in them. Through our events, we offer an opportunity for our guests to engage with a unique and diverse audience, to inform investment decisions, and to gain operational insights from CEOs of some of the fastest growing businesses.

Past speakers at our events include:

  • H.E. Ali Babacan, Member of Parliament and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
  • Anshu Jain, President, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • David Ignatius, Journalist, The Washington Post
  • Diana Noble, Chief Executive Officer, CDC
  • Felipe Larrain, Former Minister of Finance, Chile
  • Howard Davies, Chairman, Royal Bank of Scotland
  • HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Board, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
  • James Scriven, Chief Executive Officer, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
  • Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • John Kerry, Former United States Secretary of State
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Professor, Columbia University
  • Jurgen Stock, Secretary General, INTERPOL
  • Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
  • Lord Malloch-Brown, Chair, Business and Sustainable Development Commission
  • Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP
  • Meng Zhenping, President, State Power Investment Corporation
  • Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Finance Minister of Nigeria and Chair of the Board, GAVI
  • President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria
  • Ouided Bouchamaoui, President, Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA)
  • Paul Krugman, Columnist, New York Times
  • Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
  • Prof. Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and President, Asian Society of International Law
  • Trevor Manuel, Former Minister of Finance, South Africa

Upcoming Events

Abraaj will be hosting annual meetings for investors in each of its operating regions in April 2018.