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  • As the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ashour is responsible for managing a portfolio of private equity and real estate investments for Sara Holding, Bahamdan’s Saudi & MENA subsidiary. In the last two years he disposed of non strategic assets, restructured the underlying operating companies and the acquired an educational platform (top 5 in Saudi). He also deleveraged the group’s balance sheet and secured an acquisition finance facility on competitive terms to finance new acquisitions. Mr Ashour has a track record of building shareholder value through smart acquisition of high quality investments and operational value creation post acquisition across many sectors including financials services, education, healthcare, retail, food & beverage/dairy, consumer electronics, building materials, hospitality and logistics. He is Director of the Board for Tashelat, Tadrees Education, Malaz Capital, Alupco, Ridco Construction, SAS Real Estate and the ExCom member of Nova
  • As the Chief Investment Officer of Nawah (Al Fozan Holding), Mr Ashour lead an investment portfolio in private equity as well as new acquisitions and ventures. He served as an advisor on matters of strategy, M&A and cost optimization to the boards of Zonik (consumer electronics), Extra (KSA listed), Nice homeware and Shomoul Real Estate (Al Fozan/Al Shaya Joint venture)
  • Prior to that, Mr. Ashour was Managing Director at Jadwa, a leading Saudi investment bank with $4.5bn of AuM, where he was a member of investment committee, products committee and executive management committee. He also served as a Director of the board for Matbouli and as an advisor to the board for Al Zamil Industries and Gulf Union (sold to Olayan).
  • Before that, Mr. Ashour was Managing Director of Arabia Capital, a specialized M&A and restructuring advisory firm where as the CEO of Damas he lead the debt and cost restructuring of the company. Damas was a Nasdaq listed jeweler with 500 stores in 15 countries with $1.25bn in debt across 18 lenders. At Arabia Capital he also advised family offices and GCC listed companies and banks on cross boarder acquisitions and joint venture opportunities in banking, food & dairy business and retail
  • Prior to that, Mr. Ashour was an Executive Director and partner at Abraaj Capital, responsible for investment portfolio of manufacturing, leisure marine and pharmacies. As a board member and advisor for various portfolio company, he restructured a number of investments in the Abraaj portfolio developed an investment monitoring platform across the portfolios
  • Based out of London, Mr Ashour was the Managing Partner for Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) Middle East, heading their transactional advisory & restructuring practice. He started the firm’s ME office out of Dubai. In Saudi, Mr Ashour was the Chief Restructuring Officer and member of the Executive & IPO committee for NAS Aviation. Before that in Germany, Mr Ashour served as the Restructuring Director at SecurLog, a logistics company where he advised the board on network consolidation & cost reduction. He was also the Restructuring Director at Ihr Platz Germany, a leading drugstore with 1100 outlets.
  • Prior to that, Mr. Ashour spent 12 years with Procter & Gamble in various operational leadership roles in Europe/Geneva and Saudi/GCC. His last role was that of a Global Business Unit Head responsible for the global additives business. Prior to that hew lead a number of global brands like Vicks , Pampers, Ariel and Olay working in Saudi/GCC as well as in Germany, Belgium UK and Italy, where he was responsible for the day-to-day business operations, strategy and portfolio profitability
  • Mr Ashour started his career as a Project Manager & Cost Controller at Bechtel and ABB, followed by a role as a field engineer role with Schlumberger. Mr. Ashour is a chartered engineer with a bachelor’s degree from Ain Shams University and a graduate degree from American University in Cairo. He is fluent in German, English & Arabic.





Hisham Ashour