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Khalil Sharif Al Awadhi

Khalil Sharif Al Awadhi

Venture Partner

Khalil has over 32 years of experience in asset management and investment placement working in executive roles at a number of top-tier regional and international financial institutions in the GCC. Prior to founding Knights Gate Advisers, Mr. Al-Awadhi was at PineBridge Investments, Middle-East, as Vice President. Prior to that, he was the Principal Relationship Manager and a Partner at Investcorp Bahrain for over six years with coverage responsibility of the sovereign and institutional relationships and HNWI investment placements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

He has also held a number of other senior management roles with top-tier international banks. During 2001 to 2006, he initiated and established Societe Generale Asset Management (SGAM) in Bahrain of which he was the CEO. Between 1996 and 2001, he was Vice President of Institutions and Private Banking at BNP Paribas covering Kuwait, Bahrain, Jeddah and Yemen. He began his career at Banque Indosuez as Vice President of Placements where he spent 11 years.

Mr.Awadhi has also held Advisory Board Seats on a number of Private Equity Funds including those for TCW, Gartmore Indosuez, Blackstone Capital Partners, BNP Paribas, Arcis and Eurosuez. He holds an Executive Business Management Degree from the University of Bahrain.