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SuperReturn Middle East
28 - 30 October 2024
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFCDubai

Bhupinder Singh
Managing Director, Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank


Bhupinder Singh is a Managing Director, Global Head of Leveraged & Acquisition Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the largest and most preeminent regional investment bank in the Middle East.

He has developed and established the FAB Leveraged & Acquisition Finance business to become the leading platform in the MENA region, winning several prominent industry awards on the way. His team is the preferred partner on all Acquisition, Infrastructure or Fund Financings for the most sophisticated clients in the region, as well as global private equity sponsors. The business has grown its income and assets multiple fold under his leadership in the past three years.

Bhupinder has structured and led financings in excess of USD 100bn, across sectors and countries, including all the latest monetizations completed by global corporates/GREs in the region, while supporting world class international sponsors/SWFs.

Prior to joining FAB in 2019, Bhupinder spent 9 years at Standard Chartered in Dubai, where he was responsible for the leveraged finance business in KSA, as well as all real estate related financings in the region. He started his career in 2005 in London as an M&A banker at Morgan Stanley, and also spent some time at Lloyds before moving to Standard Chartered in Dubai in 2011.

Bhupinder holds an MSc in Applied Economics & Finance from Copenhagen Business School and Stockholm School of Economics, and is a devoted husband and proud father of three daughters.

Agenda Sessions

  • Investing in infrastructure: why now?