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).
Abdul Hamid is a seasoned investment professional with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the GCC and wider MENA region. He brings around 20 years of experience in asset management, investment banking, restructuring and exit strategies development.
Abdulhamid joined Global Investment House in 2011 and played an active role in Global’s USD 1.7bn debt restructuring and successfully transformed the principal investments division into an Asset Management business pillar. In 2019 and by virtue of the KAMCO-GLOBAL merger, he joined Kamco Invest as an Executive Director heading the Special Situations Asset Management department which was originally awarded with an AuM of USD690mn.
Over the past 6 years Abdul Hamid led the disposals of assets worth ~USD800mn. Abdul Hamid is a board member of a number of regional and internationalcompanies 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.