Finance Monthly - Women in Finance Awards 2023

Finance Monthly Women in Finance Awards 2023 United Arab Emirates 53 About Huda Al Lawati Huda has 20 years of experience in private equity, operations and investments across emerging markets. Her prior roles include Partner at Gateway Partners, Chief Investment Officer at Savola Group and Partner and Chief Investment Officer (MENA) at the Abraaj Group. She has served on multiple boards and committees across the region including Tim Hortons, Panda Retail Company, Herfy (Tadawul), AlKabeer, Savola Foods Company, SMG, The Entertainer, Kudu Al Ula Development Company and the Young Arab Leaders. She started her career with Schlumberger in 2002 after graduating from Brown University, RI, USA with a BSc in Neuroscience and a BA in Business Economics (Honors). Throughout her career she has led over $2 billion of equity and over $1 billion of debt deals and has experience in growth capital, MBOs, LBOs, venture capital, equity markets and structured equity transactions. She has played leading roles in strategic initiatives, corporate turnarounds, change management, organizational building and investor relations. She is currently an independent board member at Saudi Fransi Capital, ADC Acquisition Corporation PJSC, Magrabi and Hala. She is also Risk Committee Chair at Hala and NRC Chair at SFC. She is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. About Aliph Capital Founded in 2021, Aliph Capital is an alternative investment manager focused on mid-market private equity across the GCC region. Aliph Capital is a GCC-centric fund with a focus on mid-market companies, adding value through Private Equity and Digitization Tools. Aliph intends to employ an activist, hands-on PE disciplined approach, focused on identifying holistic strategy and key initiatives executed through active recruitment of talent, partners & close monitoring of financial and operating fundamentals. We plan to create value for stakeholders by strengthening the operational and financial capabilities of our portfolio companies. To align goals and achieve profitable exits, we will not only incentivize management teams but also tech providers and partners with attractive, result based payouts. Founder & CEO Aliph Capital Investments Adviser of the Year Al Lawati Huda

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