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Mohammed Bin Mahfoodh Alardhi is the Executive Chairman of the global investment group, Investcorp, which operates out of New York, London, Riyadh, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Doha. Mr Alardhi was a Director on the Investcorp Board since 2008.
A retired Air Vice Marshal by profession, Mr Alardhi joined the Royal Air Force (RAFO) of Oman in 1978, and was subsequently appointed as Chief of Omani Air Force. In 2000, he was awarded the "Order of Oman" by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said.
Mr Alardhi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Science from Royal Air Force UK Staff College in Bracknell, England and a Masters in Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University USA. He also graduated from the Royal Air Force Military Academy in Cranwell, UK, and the National Defence University in Washington D.C., USA.
Three months after taking up his role as Executive Chairman of Investcorp, Mr Alardhi announced a new growth strategy aiming to more than double its Assets Under Management (AUM) over the medium term. A number of initiatives were communicated in relation to this plan, namely tapping into European Real Estate markets, establishing a global distribution platform and inorganic growth.
During the first year of his chairmanship, Investcorp strengthened its institutional shareholders base by agreeing to sell 20% of interest in the company to Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company.
Most recently, and under Mr Alardhi’s mandate and new vision, the firm doubled its AUM to USD23 billion following its acquisition of 3i Debt Management Business.
Investcorp today specializes in offering multi-product alternative investments on a global scale. Its lines of business include Corporate Investment (investments in unquoted corporate entities), Alternative Investment Solutions (previously known as Hedge Funds), Real Estate and Credit Management.
Since Investcorp’s first deal in 1983, Investcorp’s brand has evolved from its home in the Gulf into a trusted and leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp’s journey began with many notable and high-profile acquisitions in corporate investments, including such luxury brands as Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci, Breguet and others, taking many of them mainstream and listing them on global stock exchanges. Its 381 staff is drawn from 35 nationalities.
Mr Alardhi regularly speaks on international trade, the relationship between the Middle East and the West and the security of the Gulf.
He is also the author of three books: "Arabs Down Under”, "Pearls from Arabia" and “Arabs Unseen”.
- Chairman of Bank Sohar
- International Advisory Board of The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
- Trustee for the Eisenhower Fellowship in Philadelphia
- Member of Community Chairmen Group, World Economic Forum
- Member of Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council