Nael Mustafa

Chief Executive Officer, GFH PartnersCo-Chief Investment Officer – Real Estate

Nael Mustafa is the Chief Executive Officer of GFH Partners Ltd., the real estate asset management arm of GFH Financial Group that provides real estate asset management, investment and advisory services. Nael also serves as the Co-Chief Investment Officer – Real Estate of GFH Financial Group, where 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 31 years of experience in investment banking with a proven record in regional and international alternative investments.

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, a Member of the Global Investment Committee and a Board Member of Real Estate Funds and Private Equity. During his tenure at Arcapita, Nael led the Middle Eastern Real Estate platform which oversaw the launch and management of over $1bn of logistics assets funds in the region, served as a member of the global real estate executive committee and help the board membership and active management position in a number of international real estate portfolios and businesses owned by Arcapita. 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.