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Who We Are

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ADCG is one of MENA's largest institutional investment groups, partnering to create transformative value across a diversified portfolio spanning multiple asset classes, industries and geographies.

Unparalleled GLOBAL reach

We are truly global, with presence, partnerships and networks across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and other emerging markets

Diverse INVESTMENT Mandate

We deploy capital across a broad set of asset classes, including listed equities, private equity, real estate, alternatives, fixed income, funds, and joint ventures

Sector leading BUSINESSES

We create and scale uniquely impactful businesses across sectors including Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Technology and more

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100 + Companies

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5,000+ Employees

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25+ Sectors

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20+ Countries

Group Chief Executive Officer

H.E. Abubaker Al Khoori

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"Dear valued stakeholders,

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Abu Dhabi Capital Group.

As one of the region’s largest private institutional investment houses, ADCG is at the forefront of driving value, change and impact in the industries we serve.

Our reach allows us to partner with companies, organisations and stakeholders around the world, and leverage access and expertise across multiple industries and asset classes.

We drive innovation in all that we do, seeking out new opportunities that push boundaries, make an impact, create value, and deliver growth for all of our stakeholders.

We are excited about the opportunities that this global, diversified, and innovation-focused approach brings, and look forward to working with you to create value, together.

Sincerely, Abubaker Al Khoori"

ABOUT GCEO

journey Started

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FoundedAbu Dhabi Capital Group

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Salim Bitar

Group Chief Financial Officer

In his capacity as Group Chief Financial Officer, Salim has been instrumental in leading the transformation and strategic repositioning of the business, as well as the expansion of its asset base through development initiatives.

To this role Salim brings 36 years of Finance, Investments and Business Transformation experience, and has held Executive Leadership roles in global organisations delivering transformational leadership across multiple sectors and geographies.

Prior to ADCG, Salim most notably was the Group CFO at Olayan Saudi Holding, CEO Hospitality and Real Estate at Aujan Holding, COO and Chief Development Officer at Dubai Properties, and CFO Middle East and Africa at Motorola.

Salim holds an MBA in International Business from Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelor's degree in International Finance from the University of South Florida.

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Khalifa Al Mazourei

Group Chief Investment Officer

In his capacity as the Group Chief Investment Officer, Khalifa oversees all investment functions for the Group across Capital Markets, Private Equity and Real Estate.

To this role Khalifa brings several years of experience from the investment team at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as a Board Member at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), oversight of State-Owned Enterprises and State Budgetary Functions, and as a Key Advisor to the ADCG Principal on investment matters.

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Ali Rampurwala

Head of Private Equity

In his capacity as Head of Private Equity, Ali leads all ADCG private equity and venture capital efforts including direct/co-investments, fund investments, principal investments, and JV/greenfield investments.

To this role, Ali brings over 15 years of experience in private equity, venture capital, investment banking, corporate strategy, angel investing, and business development. In addition, Ali is a Board Member at 500 Global, one of the world’s leading venture capital firms.

Ali holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA, a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and is a CAIA Charterholder.

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Mohamad El-Sherkawi

Group Chief Legal Officer

In his capacity as Group Chief Legal Officer, Mohamad oversees all legal, regulatory, compliance and governance matters for ADCG.

To this role, Mohamad brings 20+ years of experience practicing law, advising on matters including major group restructurings, local and international joint ventures and real estate projects, and general commercial, real estate, employment and regulatory work in the UAE and GCC.

Prior to ADCG, Mohamad was an in-house legal counsel for National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and part of the corporate and commercial team for magic circle law firm Allen & Overy.

Mohamad holds a Bachelor's degree from Beirut Arab University, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law, UK.

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Dr. Saeed AlGhfeli

Head of Technology Companies

In his capacity as Head of the Technology Portfolio, Dr. Saeed is responsible for leadership, guidance and oversight of all technology operating companies and investments across ADCG.

To this role, Dr. Saeed brings 25 years of experience in the areas of digital transformation and technology adoption, crisis management and contingency planning, process improvement and innovation.

Prior to ADCG, Dr. Saeed held several senior roles in the UAE, most notably as DG at Emirates Identity Authority, and served as board member of various government and non-government agencies like the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Daman, Abu Dhabi Statistics Center, Al Etihad Credit Bureau, Monitoring & Control Center, InHealth Information Technology and 500 Global.

Dr. Saeed holds a Bachelor in MIS and International Business from University of Colorado, a Masters in CIS from the University of Denver, and a Doctorate in Management from Colorado Technical University.

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Nazeel Juvale

Group Head Of Strategy and Business Development

In his capacity as Group Head Strategy and Business Development, Nazeel is responsible for leadership and alignment of corporate, business and portfolio strategy, performance management, growth and business development, corporate development and M&A, synergies, and marketing and communications across ADCG and portfolio companies.

To this role, Nazeel brings 20 years of global strategy, innovation and growth experience, via in-house and top tier consulting capacities for Fortune 50 conglomerates, national governments and tech unicorns, across sectors as diverse as real estate, banking, tourism, leisure, entertainment, hospitality, sport, gaming, education, technology and infrastructure.

Prior to ADCG, Nazeel most notably held senior strategic leadership roles as the Head of Strategy and Innovation at Miral, Head of Strategy at ANZ Banking Group, and as a Senior Strategic Advisor at Arcadis. This was complemented by a consulting career across New Zealand, Australia and Asia Pacific at Deloitte Consulting and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Nazeel holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, both from The University of Auckland.

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Gina Perna

Head of HR and General Administration

In her capacity as Head of Human Resources, Gina oversees all human capital related matters across ADCG including recruitment, employee engagement, learning and development, and HR administration.

To this role, Gina brings over 14+ years as an HR professional, with experience in HR Management, Change Management, Business Partnership and Performance Management.

Prior to ADCG, Gina held roles across six industries including Turnaround & Restructuring Consulting at AlixPartners, LLP (United States), Sovereign Wealth Funds at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) Healthcare at Pure Health (Abu Dhabi), Automotive (TRW Automotive, Michigan), Military & Defence and Publishing.

Gina holds Post-Graduate Certificate in HR Management from Walsh College of Accountancy, and holds SHRM – SCP and MBTI certifications.

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Stefano Di Bacco

Head of Internal Audit

In his capacity as the Head of Internal Audit, Stefano heads a team of internal audit specialists with diverse industry expertise who oversee the Group’s Internal Audit requirements.

Stefano comes with over 18 years of local and international audit expertise, most recently as the Head of Internal Audit at Safanad, and previously at prominent global financial services organizations such as Travelex, Investec Bank, Schroders and M&G Prudential to name a few. This was complemented by an early career as external auditor of major banking groups at EY in Italy.

Stefano holds an MBA with honors from the University of Verona, Italy and a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from the University of Trieste, Italy.

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Nauman Ahmed

Head of Risk

In his capacity as the Head of Risk, Nauman Ahmed is responsible for building and maintaining the Group’s Risk Culture.

Nauman Ahmed brings a wealth of experience spanning Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Private Equity, most recently from Alpha Real Capital in the UK, where he served as Head of Investment Risk and Credit overseeing risk analysis and credit processes across diverse asset classes.

Nauman holds a BSc (Hons) in Investment and Financial Risk Management from Bayes Business School, City University, and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science from Imperial College London.

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H.E. Abubaker Al Khoori

Group Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of Abu Dhabi Capital Group, H.E. Abubaker Al Khoori provides overall leadership and guidance across all group investments, activities and portfolio companies.

H.E. Al Khoori possesses 30 years of rich experience in the fields of Finance, International Investment, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Real Estate Development & Asset Management.

During a prolific career, H.E. has held many high-profile Chairmanship, Board and Executive roles, most notably being the Chairman of Aldar, The National Investor Company, Khidmah Company, and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Vice Chairman of Al Waha Capital, Senaat and Emirates Steel, Board Member at Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), Shuaa Capital, Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange (ADX), Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Invest AD and the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund, Managing Director at Sorouh Real Estate Company, and Assistant Director of Private Equity at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

H.E. Al Khoori holds a BA Degree in Finance from Linfield College in Oregon, USA, is a certified CFA, and a member of AIMR.