Fadi Arbid, is a Founding Partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Amwal AlKhaleej, based in the firm’s headquarter in Riyadh.
Prior to that, Fadi was the EVP Country Head for Amwal in Saudi Arabia. Fadi joined Amwal AlKhaleej shortly after its inception and worked on sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and closing transactions in the Saudi & Gulf markets. Along with his partners, Fadi has led landmark exits for Amwal having executed Amwal I’s most successful listing with Al Tayyar Travel Group IPO (generating an unleveraged MOIC of 10x, the highest Private Equity multiple ever realized in MENA), and Amwal II’s fist exit, with Oslo listed Maritime Industrial Services (generating returns of c.2x for an ’08 vintage in July 2011(board member since entry till exit).
Prior to Amwal AlKhaleej, Fadi was an Engagement Manager at Booz Allen Hamilton covering financial services, education, retail, and oil & gas clients in Europe and the Middle East. Fadi also worked as an associate at Citigroup’s Investment Banking division in London. Earlier in his career, Fadi spent few years working in International Brand Management for German Multinational Henkel in Paris.
Fadi serves on the boards of Rowad Schools (Saudi Arabia), Body Masters (Saudi Arabia), and BLOM Saudi Arabia Public Equities Fund. Recently, Fadi was elected to the Wharton EMEA Global Executive Board. He is also a serial entrepreneur in the healthcare sector having co-founded and still acting as a board member of various healthcare ventures in Riyadh, such as Sanad Healthcare, a leading healthcare equipment and maintenance company, and The Clinics, a chain of outpatient medical centers. Fadi also serves on the Advisory Board of Kapitall, an online brokerage and financial media start-up based in New York, of which he was an early investor. Fadi is also a member of the Young President Organization (YPO).
Speaker on many private equity and principle investment conferences in the MENA and internationally, Fadi is also a visiting lecturer on Private Equity for 2nd year MBA students at the Wharton School. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, double majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analysis from Lancaster University, UK, and an M.S. in Management from the Nantes Graduate Business School in France.
Fadi is fluent in English, French, Arabic and Italian, and has basic knowledge of Spanish.