The Abraaj Group
The Abraaj Group is a leading private equity investor, purpose-built to operate in the growth markets of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia, Turkey and Central Asia. Employing over 300 people, Abraaj has over 25 offices spread across six regions, with hubs in Istanbul, Mexico City, Dubai, Mumbai, Nairobi and Singapore. The Group currently manages around $7.5 billion across more than 20 regional, sector and country-specific funds, encompassing private equity and real estate investments. Abraaj has realized $4.9 billion from more than 80 full and partial exits; funds managed by the Group have made over 200 investments across 10 sectors, including consumer, energy, financials, healthcare and utilities. The Group is committed to the highest environmental, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance standards and is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact. Abraaj's founder, Arif Naqvi, was appointed to the United Nations Global Compact Board by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012.