Ali Fouad Zahed

Managing Director, Investor Solutions Middle East Region

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Ali Fouad Zahed, a veteran of the investment banking and asset management industries with 28 years of experience, joined CBRE Investment Management in 2013 as Managing Director, leading the firm's Investor Solutions efforts in the Middle East.

Ali previously served as Head of Middle East coverage for the Royal Bank of Scotland in Dubai, focusing on financial sponsors and sovereign wealth funds. He also has experience serving as Managing Director at Emirates Holdings in Abu Dhabi, managing the group’s multiple operating subsidiaries, M&A and real estate activities, as well as business development. Prior to that, Ali founded, led and later successfully sold a Dubai-based joint venture with CSFBdirect, the online brokerage arm of Credit Suisse, serving retail clients across 15 countries in the Middle East.

Ali received a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the American University in Beirut. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.