Abraaj hires Bourgeois as North American chief

Handshake 1The Abraaj Group, a private equity firm set up in Dubai in 2002, has appointed Mark Bourgeois as chief executive for North America.

Bourgeois, who also becomes global head of investor engagement, joins the company from Atlantic-Pacific Capital, where he was president and chief executive. He has also served as global head of distribution for Credit Suisse Asset Management.

In his new role, Bourgeois is tasked with leading Abraaj Group’s fundraising efforts as well as overseeing its interactions with US and Canadian stakeholders.

Arif Naqvi, founder of the Abraaj Group, praised Bourgeois’ “deep knowledge of the alternative investments industry and an outstanding network of long-term relationships across global financial markets”.

The Abraaj Group manages about $10 billion from 20 offices around the world. Its five main offices are in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, Nairobi and Singapore.

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