"PE in MENA: Young & hungry" - Special Feature: Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, The Abraaj Group

Regional Views
Special Feature

With Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, Chief Economist This quarter, we conducted our Special Feature dialogue with Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Board Member, Partner and Global Head of Private Equity at The Abraaj Group. We share some highlights here:

  • Abraaj views MENA as a destination for investment and not just as a source of capital, with the private sector playing a significant role in regional progress.
  • Private equity opportunities are attractive in MENA due to growing private sector penetration, a rising middle class and increasing levels of affordability.
  • Healthcare, education and logistics, manufacturing and fast moving consumer goods deliver the strongest yields across MENA, with significant long-term returns.

Every quarter, Arabia Monitor publishes a Special Feature dialogue with regional leaders including central bank governors, ministers and executives. Please click here for a complimentary access.