Al Ahly Holding Group is a multi-diversified international conglomerate with over four decades of successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, lifestyle and fitness, entertainment, hospitality and innovative developments. With great passion and a very active portfolio in the entertainment industry, AAHG operates innovative and ground-breaking projects in the UAE.
Amongst its portfolio, AAHG owns Dubai Outlet Mall, which is the first outlet mall concept in the Middle East; constructed major landmarks in the Eastern region of UAE; holds the exclusive largest franchise rights to US-based Gold’s Gym International in the Middle East and Africa; established Al Ahly Plastics, one of Middle East’s largest plastic manufacturing companies; holds licenses to publish Marvel, Warner Bros., DC Comics and Sanrio comics and activity books; recently opened Comicave, the world’s largest comic and superhero collectibles destination store at Dubai Outlet Mall; launched Singapore-based companies with Comicave Studios, manufacturer of high-end collectibles and toys and Universal Events, to host and organize comic and pop-culture based events and conventions.
Kareem Aboulnaga is the Chief Investment Officer of Al Ahly Capital, the National Bank of Egypt’s direct investment arm. Prior to that, Aboulnaga had served as Investment Manager of Direct Investments at DIB Capital in Dubai between 2004-09. His years of experience also saw him occupy positions at a number of reputable investment banks in Egypt and elsewhere, including HC Securities and Investments in Cairo and HSBC Investment Banking in London, where he was part of the European M&A team.
Aboulnaga is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. He earned an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid. He is a board member in a number of companies including publicly listed entities.