Muhannad Qubbaj

Olive Rock Partners | Founding Partner

Muhannad is currently Founding Partner of Olive Rock Partners, an independent GCC-focused private equity firm, based out of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). Before the establishment of Olive Rock Partners, Muhannad was the first employee and a founding shareholder of Gulf Capital and a Senior Managing Director. He led all deal sourcing & proprietary origination, deal screening and global fundraising. He has been instrumental in developing one of the leading PE teams in the region. He has over twenty years’ experience in Private Equity, Alternative Investing and Global Fundraising. Muhannad recently raised over a billion dollars for the Private Equity practice at Gulf Capital and has sourced more than half the firm’s leads and opportunities over the last several years, on a proprietary basis. He has also focused on deal negotiation and exit preparation. Prior to joining Gulf Capital, Muhannad was a Senior Principal at Investcorp International in London as well as a UK-based Senior Investment Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Muhannad helped establish a family office for the Abdul Latif Jameel Group, one of the largest family offices in Saudi Arabia. Muhannad holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with concentrations in creative writing and economics.


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