Frederic Sicre

Frederic Sicre

Managing Director


Frederic Sicre has over 29 years of experience in engaging the private sector on global issues, regional development agendas and community building.

He is Managing Director at Abraaj and leads global stakeholder engagement working with leaders from governments, private sector, international organizations and NGOs.  

Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Sicre spent 16 years as Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board at the World Economic Forum where he first established the Forum’s activities in Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Sicre was made responsible for the Center for Regional Strategies, with a particular focus on global growth markets and the Annual Meeting in Davos. He also acted as the Editor of South Africa at Ten, a book celebrating the first ten years of democracy in the country.

Mr. Sicre is the Chairman of the Mustaqbali Foundation and serves on the board of Karachi Electric, Dubai Cares, Education for Employment and Junior Achievement’s MENA Board. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and a member of the World Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Sicre was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Business For Peace Steering Committee from 2013 to 2015.

Mr. Sicre holds an MBA from IMD, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Villanova University, Philadelphia and is a fellow of Stanford University.