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Co-Founder & Managing Director at CedarBridge
Imad Ghandour is the Co-founder & Managing Director of CedarBridge, an investment company focused on high growth opportunities in education, healthcare and retail in MENA.
Imad has more than 15 years experience in private equity and investments throughout the MENA, UK and China with particular focus on education, healthcare, wellness, and beauty. He is currently a director in the board of Kids First Group, the region’s largest chain of nurseries; SAE Arabia, a specialized college in UAE; AlShams Laboratories, one of the largest diagnostic chains in MENA; Sisters Beauty Lounge, a large chain of beauty salons in UAE, and The Grooming Company, another large chain of grooming brands in UAE. He had also served as a director in the board of CIRA, the largest chain of schools in Egypt; Maarif Education, the largest educational group in Saudi Arabia; TechnoScan, the largest chain of radiology centers in Middle East; Advanced Laboratory Services, the largest reference lab in Saudi Arabia; and Metito, the largest water engineering group in MENA.
Imad is also a co-founder of the MENA Private Equity Association, and was awarded by Private Equity World the prestigious Private Equity MENA Merit Award for 2011.
Imad holds an Engineering Bachelor degree from American University of Beirut, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Madison.