Holds the designation for CFA Since 2005 and received his MBA (Emphasis in Finance) from the Lebanese American University (LAU) & holds a Bachelor of Science from the American University of Beirut (AUB).
A seasoned investment professional with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the GCC and wider MENA region. He brings over 15 years of experience in asset management, investment banking, restructuring and exit strategies development.
He played an active role in Global’s USD 1.7bn debt restructuring and successfully transformed the principle investments division into an Asset Management business pillar. Abdul Hamid heads the Special Situations Asset Management department which currently manages a portfolio of special situation assets worth USD450mn and entails proactive management of the underlying positions; focusing on creating and enhancing the value and ensuring an orderly asset disposition.
Over the past 36 months Abdul Hamid led the disposals of assets worth ~USD 350mnn at an implied exit multiple over targeted asset value of around 1.5x. Abdul Hamid is a board member of a number of regional and international companies in the real estate, insurance, food, industrial, and financial services sectors. During his career, he led or co-led a number of investment banking transactions worth USD700mn covering valuations, financial advisory, mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, bond issuance, financial restructuring and listing mandates. He started his career in the asset management field where he was a member of a fund management team managing two equity mutual funds.