Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Arif Naqvi

Founder and Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group

Arif Naqvi established The Abraaj Group in 2002 and has served as its group chief executive since inception, building it into one of the leading private equity firms in the world. Abraaj is widely recognized as a pioneer of growth markets investing with over 20 country offices including five regional hubs in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, Nairobi and Singapore. Mr. Naqvi has over three decades of experience of investing in public and private companies and has led the group's investment strategy, resulting in some of the most notable private equity transactions across growth markets over the last decade. Mr. Naqvi is a trustee of the Interpol Foundation, a board member of the United Nations Global Compact, a B Team Global Business leader, a Columbia Global Leadership Council member, and an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Art. Mr. Naqvi has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Oslo Business for Peace Award and Sitara-i-Imtiaz. In 2008, he established the Aman Foundation, the largest private philanthropic trust in Pakistan.


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