Walid CherifFounder & Managing Director at BluePeak Private Capital
Walid has more than 25 years of experience in international finance in emerging markets. He has raised and invested more than US$ 800 million of capital and has structured and executed more than 25 transactions on the investment and divestment sides. Walid founded the private credit business of Gulf Capital in 2011, focused on structured investments across Africa, the Middle East and Turkey and previously headed the GSC Group - NBK Capital Mezzanine Fund operating in the Middle East and Turkey. Prior to joining NBK Capital in 2007, Walid spent ten years at the International Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C., Istanbul, and Dubai.
Walid holds a master’s in business administration (MBA) in Finance and International Business from George Washington University in the US, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, University of Tunis III.