Arif Masood Naqvi

Company: Abraaj Capital
Position: Chief executive officer (CEO)

Biography: Arif Masood Naqvi established UAE-based Abraaj Capital in 2002 and has developed it into one of the world’s top 50 private equity groups. The firm has made more than 40 investments, completed 21 exits from those and has about $6.2bn-worth of assets under management.

Naqvi has been involved in Abraaj’s acquisition and exit from Dubai-listed logistics firm Aramex, UK-based shipping company Inchcape’s Middle East interests and investment in the Spinneys supermarket chain. He also sits on the board of several policy groups, including the World Economic Forum Arab Business Council, where he is the only non-Arab member, and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

Naqvi has a degree in economics from the London School of Economics. He started his career at US-based accountancy firm Arthur Andersen.

Contact Tel: (+971) 4 506 4400