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Managing Partner & CEO

Humayun has over 20 years of international experience in investments, finance, auditing and operations across a varied cross section of industries including investment banking, telecommunication, healthcare, aerospace, engineering services and specialty chemicals. Humayun has an extensive track record of creating value through process improvements, balance sheet restructuring and creating financial and governance discipline within organizations. He is also an experienced Board Member having served on the Boards of a number of private companies. Prior to Watar Partners he co-founded Desert Capital, an independent boutique providing corporate advisory and investment solutions to clients in Middle East. During his career he also worked with Kuwait Finance House in Private Equity where he was responsible for transaction execution (acquisition and exit) and the ongoing management of portfolio companies, Kinnevik Group, Sweden (owners of Tele2 and Millicom telecom groups) as Group Internal Auditor, Orascom Telecom as Senior Manager Finance and NeuString (an Intel company) as Chief Financial Officer. Humayun qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in 2001. Subsequently he also received his CFA charter from CFA Institute US and holds an MBA from London Business School.

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