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Adel Louahem M'Sabah

Investment Officer - Infrastructure & Natural Resources at International Finance Corporation


Adel is an Investment Officer within IFC’s Infrastructure & Natural Resources team focusing on equity investments in the EMENA region.

Adel began his career in project & infrastructure finance in 2006 with PricewaterhouseCoopers, before joining Standard Chartered Bank in their project & export finance team in London where he worked on advisory and financing mandates across a range of infrastructure sub-sectors, including telecommunications and oil and gas.

He then moved to the Middle East where he worked with Instrata Capital, one of the first movers into the regional private equity infrastructure space. In 2014 Arqaam Capital, a DIFC-based emerging and frontier markets investment bank, acquired Instrata Capital’s fund management business and Adel co-led the establishment of the infrastructure asset management platform. At Arqaam Capital, Adel was also a board member of Al Dur Power and Water Company BSC in Bahrain and ACWA Power Barka Projects LLC in Oman. He then joined IFC in 2017.

Adel holds a Grande École Engineering degree from IIE - Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, a Masters in Business from ESCP Europe (France), and Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Hull (UK).