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George Traub

Managing Partner at Lumina Capital Advisers


George Traub is a senior banking and finance professional who has built a strong career from his roles as a Managing Director, a CEO and a Partner at multinational investment banks, global advisory firms and regional financial institutions. His international expertise and entrepreneurial spirit has led to the creation of Lumina, a specialist firm providing corporate finance advisory services for owner-managed businesses. 

Having spent a substantial part of his career and personal life living and working in diverse geographies, he has a proven ability to lead culturally- and geographically diverse-teams across borders, markets and products to deliver exceptional performance. His professional career spans 10 years in London, five years in South Korea and 10 years in the Middle East.

George’s Middle East experience includes roles as a Managing Director of Investment Banking at Macquarie Bank with coverage of the MENA region, Head of Corporate Finance Advisory for KPMG in the UAE and as a Partner with one of the largest Private Equity firms in the MENA region managing c.$2.5bn of equity. George has worked with both government and private sector companies in the MENA region across a wide range of sectors including Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Retail, Construction and Logistics.

George graduated as an M.Eng in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey, is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and holds a certificate in Corporate Finance from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, London.