Ghada Abdelkader is responsible for monitoring existing Crescent Enterprises' portfolio companies within the aviation, healthcare, and private equity sectors as well as the evaluation, structuring, execution, and post-acquisition management of new investment opportunities.
Ghada has over 11 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, and financial services consulting across the Middle East and North Africa region. She has executed deals of over billions of dollars, including private and public placements, mergers and acquisitions, and such greenfield projects as expansion into new markets.
Prior to joining Crescent Enterprises, Ghada was a Senior Associate of Investment Banking at Al Mal Capital, where she worked on several private and public transactions including the US$325 million initial public offering of Drake & Scull International. Earlier, Ghada worked with ASEC Cement Holding in Egypt, a subsidiary of Citadel Capital, where she was involved in the acquisition of Zahana Cement Company in Algeria for EUR35 million, among other greenfield and brownfield projects. She had started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Egypt, where she participated in various business valuation and financial due diligence transactions across the manufacturing, services, and industrial sectors.
Ghada holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Cairo University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Emirates.
Ghada serves as a mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation for its ‘Women Mentoring Women in Business’ programme.