Mohammed Bin Mahfoodh Alardhi is the Executive Chairman of Investcorp, leading the Firm’s activities across its global office network in New York, London, Switzerland, Riyadh, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Mumbai, Beijing and Singapore. Prior to his appointment as Executive Chairman in 2015, Mr. Alardhi was a Board Director on Investcorp’s Board since 2008.
Mr. Alardhi chairs Investcorp’s Executive Committee, Operating Committee and Investment Council.
Since becoming Executive Chairman of Investcorp, Mr. Alardhi announced a new growth strategy aiming to more than double the Firm’s Assets Under Management (AUM) over the medium term. Under Mr. Alardhi’s mandate and new vision, to date, the Firm has increased its AUM to US $35 billion.
During the first year of his chairmanship, Investcorp strengthened its institutional shareholder base by selling 20% of the company to Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development firm.
Mr. Alardhi is a retired Air Vice Marshal having joined the Royal Air Force (RAFO) of Oman in 1978 and was subsequently appointed as Chief of the Omani Air Force. In 2000, he was awarded the “Order of Oman” by the Late Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said.
Mr. Alardhi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Science from the Royal Air Force UK Staff College in Bracknell, UK and a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a graduate of the Royal Air Force Military Academy in Cranwell, UK, and the National Defence University in Washington D.C..
Mr. Alardhi is a leading figure who speaks regularly on international trade, the relationship between the Middle East and the West and the security of the Gulf. He is an author of three books: “Arabs Down Under”, “Pearls from Arabia” and “Arabs Unseen”.
In addition to his role at Investcorp, Mr. Alardhi is the Chairman of Muscat Stock Exchange and Sohar International Bank. He sits on several boards, including the International Advisory Board of The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Trustee for the Eisenhower Fellowship in Philadelphia, Community of Chairpersons, World Economic Forum, Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council, Harvard Center for Public Leadership and a member of The Global Advisory Council, The Wilson Centre.