Nael AlKujok

Co-Chief Investment Officer – Real Estate

Nael AlKujok is Co-Chief Investment Officer – Real Estate. He is responsible for developing and executing the Group’s global real estate investment strategy and oversight of its growing portfolio of assets across the Middle East, Europe and the US. Nael has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking with a proven record in regional and international investments. This includes deep expertise in capital markets, corporate finance as well as Shari’ah compliant alternative investments in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to joining GFH in October 2020, Nael spent 17 years at Arcapita in a number of senior positions. Most recently, he was Managing Director for Strategic Investments & Business Development, Member of the Global Investment Committee and Board Member on Real Estate Funds and Private Equity. In his role, he focused on expanding the firm’s geographic footprint and product offering including managing strategic acquisitions of asset managers and specialised real estate general partners in Europe and Asia, strategic tie-ups and placement agents in Europe, Central Asia and Asia as well as have been responsible for the launch of the firm’s Sukuk and liquidity platforms. During his tenure, he also served as Arcapita’s Head of MENA Investments, Head of Real Estate and Head of Real Estate – MENA. Previously, Nael was the Head of Corporate Finance at SICO Bank in addition to working with BNP Paribas and GM TAIB Securities in Bahrain.

Nael is a Charted Financial Analyst and holds a B.Sc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bahrain and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.