Executive Director - Direct Investments
Ahmad Mazhar joined Mumtalakat in February 2022 as Executive Director – Strategic Investments. He has over 15 years of experience in private equity with a strong track record in sourcing, executing, and managing portfolio companies across a diverse range of industries in MENA, Southeast Asia, and Sub Saharan Africa.
Over the course of his career, he has worked closely with management teams and held key board positions across multiple organisations.
Prior to holding this role, Ahmad was a Managing Director at Helios Fairfax Partners (HFP), overseeing new investments and portfolio management for the Southern Africa region.
He also served as an interim Chief Restructuring Officer of AFGRI Group, a portfolio company of HFP and one of the largest Agri services company in Southern Africa. Ahmad has also held various positions at several international organisations such as the Abraaj Group, Fairfax Africa Holdings and Emerging Capital Partners.
Ahmad holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.