Jad Abbas

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Title

Director

Office

Nairobi

 Jad is a Director in the Private Equity team at Actis, currently based in Kenya. He has worked on several private equity transactions across Africa and the Middle East and is currently responsible for, and involved in the management of several portfolio companies in East and West Africa. He is also responsible for sourcing and deploying capital in new transactions across Sub Saharan Africa. Jad sits on the board of a number of Investec companies.

Jad has 12 years of investment experience in both public and private markets. He joined Actis from the Abraaj Group where he was a Director in the private equity team and was based in Dubai, Nigeria and Kenya since joining in 2011. Prior to that, Jad was a lead sector analyst within EFG-Hermes’ sell-side equity research division in Dubai.

Jad graduated from the American University of Beirut with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a member of local CFA societies in Dubai and Kenya.