Over the past two decades, Aejaz has been Head of all major product areas, including M&A, Equity and Debt at one time or another and has developed extensive international experience working on a variety of complex assignments in the developed and emerging markets. Aejaz has advised on over USD 100 billion in M&A, Restructuring and capital raising transactions.
Prior to starting his career on Wall Street, Aejaz earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in 1995, and received a B.S. degree in Economics & Industrial Management with College Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989.
Aejaz is an avid traveler and sportsman with interests in track & field and martial arts. He enjoys movies, concerts and Broadway plays.
Senior Advisor, Ashraf Abushady is a CEO/Board level executive who has led companies like Masafi, Pepsi, Coke, Lacnor and various other organizations as an expert in FMCG. In 2007, he was acclaimed as one of the top 100 CEO’s in the Middle East by Arabian Business Magazine. Ashraf has worked at top advisory levels at NFPC Group and Savola Group, after his success as CEO for Dubai based Masafi Group (one of the leading Bottled Water Companies in the UAE) for 9 years. Ashraf is a structured and energetic senior executive with a strong entrepreneurial and hands-on spirit, carrying over 25 years of experience across the Gulf region. Turn-around business specialist, as well as BU leadership in a variety of trade, consumer, culture and business practice environments, he has solid experience in RTM, SCM, Operations, Planning, Sales & Marketing, and setting up long term strategies, goals and KPI’s. His Core Competencies include the ability to contribute to the success and long-term competitive standing of the brand and the organization, high capability in delivering sustainable growth and profitability through creativity, innovation with common aims and work ethics, skilled in operational excellence for timely delivery of complex solutions and successfully leverages empowerment and people development. Areas of expertise and focus include Diversification, Consolidation and Acquisition, P&L Management, Strategic & Tactical Planning, Executive and Operational Management, New Product Development, Project Management and Operational Excellence. Ashraf holds a MBA degree from the University of Atlanta, USA.