Mr. Abdullah is a Senior Director in Global Capital Management and is co-managing the Global Opportunistic Fund I. He has over 21 years of experience in the financial services sector. Having started his career at Egyptian Commercial Bank, he was responsible for branch network expansion and spearheaded the bank’s expansion in Sudan. He was part of the team that succeeded to turn around the bank and sell it to international bank helping the bank's shareholders to gain 2x as a return in their investment , Post acquisition by Piraeus Bank, he headed the investment banking department, acting as the main coordinator between the headquarters in Athens and Egypt. In his present role, Ahmed represents Global Capital Management on the boards of several portfolio companies including Gulf Takaful, which is one of the largest Takaful companies in Kuwait, and Emirates Retakaful, a leading Retakaful company in the region. He is also a board member of Elaj Group, one of the leading healthcare investment companies in the region, focusing on Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Ahmed Also represtn Global on the board of Director in United Towers Company , which considered one of the largest office building complex in Kuwait City, From 2008 till 2012, he was a board member of KGL Logistics, where he was part of the IPO/listing committee. Ahmed was also part of the team that set up Al Rayan Holding Company Kuwait, a leading education company in the region, for which he helped raise acquisition finance from local banks.
Ahmed is Co- Managing Global Opportunistic Fund 1 , Global initial Private Equity funds, since 2007 , he managed to close more than 20 exit transaction with total value of USD 150 mn , helping recovering more than 80% of the fund value post financial crisis.
Ahmed build a strong track record , in the healthcare , Education , Real Estate , Logistics & Takaful and Retalaful Sectors , across the MENA region ,
Mr. Abdullah holds a Master’s Degree (Risk Management) in Banking and Financial Science together with certificates in Portfolio Asset Management & Islamic Financial Analysis