Karan Wats

Huda Beauty Investments | Chief Investment Officer

Karan Wats is an Investment Professional experienced in setting up and running global family offices that operate both public and private investments across asset classes. He began his career in London within Deutsche Bank’s corporate finance team and then the bank’s Principle Investing Group specializing in illiquid assets and pre-IPO opportunities within the EMEA region. Throughout his career, he has retained a passion for early-stage businesses, new venture development and investing in deep value situations. He currently serves as the CEO and CIO of HB Investments and is also an active board member for HUDA Beauty (HUDA Beauty is one of the fastest-growing and largest independent prestige beauty brands globally). Karan has an MBA from the London Business School and a masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. Business Interests (amongst others) include early-stage opportunities in digitally-enabled consumer brands & future tech, finding exceptional founders with global ambitions and investment managers operating niche strategies. He most enjoys spending time with his family and whenever possible playing sports, traveling, and recreational diving.

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