Ghazi Al Hajeri

Vice Chairman

Mr. Ghazi Al Hajeri is the CEO of Wafra International Investment Company, a Kuwait-based asset management company with $7BN in AUM. Bringing 21 years of experience to his role, he is in charge of overall corporate direction and proprietary investments, Mr Al Hajeri leads the company’s transformational growth strategy. Prior to that, Mr Al Hajeri occupied the role of deputy CEO at Touristic Enterprises Co., an entity owned by the Kuwait Investment Authority and the oldest and largest provider of recreation and entertainment in the State of Kuwait. Mr. Al Hajeri was responsible for the group’s facility operations and development.

Mr. Ghazi Al Hajeri held the position of Managing Director for Wafra InterVest Corp. He established Wafra’s regional office in 2007 and remained its Regional Director until 2017. Mr. Al Hajeri was responsible for firm’s regional business strategy and product development and served as a corporate liaison with the firm’s largest clients.

Mr. Ghazi Al Hajeri was responsible for directing the firm’s largest client relationships. He devised strategic plans to grow the firm’s expansion in assets from $7 billion to $20 billion in a period of 10 years. Mr. Al Hajeri managed complex projects for sovereign wealth and pension clients that included asset allocation, business development and investment planning.

Mr. Al Hajeri was a member of the Alternative Investments Division Investment Committee and responsible for reviewing and monitoring external investment managers while directing departmental strategy at Wafra Investment Advisory Group in New York from 2000 – 2006.

Mr. Al Hajeri holds a Bachelor degree in Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver.