Mustafa Abdel-Wadood is a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Abraaj Capital. In his capacity as CEO of Abraaj Capital Ltd., he oversees the company's investment activities. Mr. Abdel-Wadood has 20 years of experience in the field of investment management, corporate finance and business development throughout the Middle East region and beyond. Prior to Abraaj Capital, Mr. Abdel-Wadood was at the regional investment bank EFG-Hermes with his last position there as CEO in the United Arab Emirates, overseeing the bank's expansion in the lower Gulf.
Mr. Abdel-Wadood was also Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sigma Capital, managing the company's investment banking and corporate finance activities. Prior to that, Mr. Abdel-Wadood spent eight years at Egypt's Orascom Group where he was last Director of Development and Investments, and a Board Member of Orascom Telecom. At Orascom he was responsible for corporate investments and acquisitions. Mr. Abdel-Wadood has served on the boards of several publicly listed and private companies. In 2002, the World Economic Forum selected him as one of the 100 â€˜Global Leaders for Tomorrow' and 'Young Global Leader in 2007'. He is Co-Founder and member of the Dubai-based 'Young Arab Leaders' and a member of the 'Young Presidents' Organization'.
Mr. Abdel-Wadood is married with two children, and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Georgetown University