Private Equity expert with more than 35 years of experience managing world class funds, investment companies and financial institutions.
Most recently, Walid was Global Partner and Fund Head at The Carlyle Group’s operations in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey where he led the establishment of a USD 500 million fund. During his time at Carlyle, he completed investments in transportation, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and the F&B sectors.
Earlier, Walid was CEO and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Abu Dhabi Investment Company, and CEO of Middle East Capital Group, a Beirut-based investment bank. Before that, Walid was Founder and Managing Partner of Washington-based Infrastructure Finance Group, a boutique financial advisory firm providing services to developers of energy and power projects in emerging markets. Walid started his career at the IFC where he completed USD 2.5 billion of infrastructure investments.
Walid holds an MBA from Columbia University, USA, a M.Sc. in Construction and Engineering Management from Stanford University, USA, and a B.Sc. in Civil and Urban Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, USA.