Ghada Abdelkader is responsible for the monitoring of existing Crescent Enterprises' portfolio companies within the ports and logistics, business aviation, technology, and private equity sectors as well as the evaluation, structuring, execution, and post-acquisition management of new investments.
Ghada has 14 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, and financial services consulting across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She has executed deals of over billions of dollars, including private and public placements, mergers and acquisitions, and greenfield projects.
Prior to joining Crescent Enterprises, Ghada worked in the Investment Banking Division of Al Mal Capital in the UAE, where she participated in various 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 Qalaa Holdings, where she was involved in building the company’s portfolio through numerous acquisitions and greenfield and brownfield projects of cement plants throughout the MENA region. She had started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Egypt, where she participated in business valuations 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.