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Bourgeois hire intensifies Abraaj’s North American focus

The Abraaj Group announced a significant senior appointment to its leadership team last week. Mark Bourgeois, formerly the President & CEO of Atlantic-Pacific Capital, has been appointed as Partner, Global Head of Investor Engagement and Chief Executive, North America by leading emerging markets investment firm.

In his new role, Bourgeois will responsible for leading the firm’s global fundraising efforts and will oversee Abraaj’s interactions with may stakeholders in the USA and Canada. With a career spanning over 25 years in the alternative investments industry, Abraaj looks set to benefit from his in-depth sector experience and an extensive network of key professionals. As well as Atlantic-Pacific Capital, his resume includes senior leadership roles at Credit Suisse Asset Management, Lehman and UBS Private Funds.

“Mark brings to Abraaj his deep knowledge of the alternative investments industry and an outstanding network of long-term relationships across global financial markets,” said Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group CEO of Abraaj. “With values and a commitment to professional excellence that match our own, his experience will be of immense value as we continue to expand and grow our business”.

Bourgeois will also join Abraaj’s Management Executive Committee and be an observer on the firm’s Global Investment Committee.

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