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Mohammed Afkhami

Vice Chairman

Mohammed is the founder and Managing Partner of Magenta Capital Services, which acts as the exclusive advisor in capital placement to over a dozen of the largest global private equity, real estate and infrastructure firms on over $15 billion of capital placement in the Gulf Region, Brunei and Malaysia.

These firms have included but are not limited to Apollo Global Management, Ares Management, Providence Equity Partners, Thoma Bravo, CIM Group, LS Power, and Arclight Capital Partners.

Mohammed is also founder and Managing Partner of MA Partners DMCC, a Middle East based commodities consultancy that acted as the exclusive Middle East Advisor between 2005–12 to Mitsui Energy Risk Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co.

Previously Mohammed held senior positions covering the Middle East and North Africa for Standard Bank, O’Connor Associates and UBS Warburg where he covered corporations, hedge funds and sovereign institutions providing structured finance and derivatives. 

Mohammed is a founder member of the British Museum and Guggenheim Museum Middle East and North African art acquisition committees and advisory board of Art Dubai and Chairman of the Mohammed Afkhami Foundation. 

Mohammed obtained his BA in Economics with a concentration in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.