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Karim El Sol
CEO at Gulf Capital


Dr. Karim El Solh is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Capital, one of the leading alternative asset management firms focused on Growth Markets, investing across several asset classes including Private Equity, Growth Capital, Private Debt and Real Estate. Under his leadership, Gulf Capital has been associated with some of the region’s most prominent private equity and mezzanine transactions and has won numerous awards. The Firm currently manages over $ 2.5 billion of assets across 7 funds and investment vehicles.  Dr. El Solh is also the co-Managing Partner of Gulf Related, a leading real estate development company launched in partnership with the Related Companies. He is also serving or has served as the Chairman of Metito Holdings, Maritime Industrial Services, Geida and ART Fertility.

Dr Karim El Solh recently joined some of the world’s leading CEOs in supporting HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta, which provides a roadmap for businesses to move towards a sustainable future by 2030. The charter’s vision to help build an inspiring, inclusive, equitable, prosperous, and sustainable future.

Dr. El Solh has a B.S. in civil engineering from Cornell University, an MBA from Georgetown University and a doctorate in economics from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). 

Agenda Sessions

  • The arrival of the thematic investor in growth markets

  • The state of play in Emerging Markets


Speakers at this event