Adel E. Ghazzawi As the founder of CONEKTAS, which assists multinationals in developing synergistic relationships with credible partners to successfully penetrate and establish solid businesses in the Middle East Region, Adel Ghazzawi was born in the United States to an American mother and Saudi father. He has lived equally in both the United States and Saudi Arabia throughout his life.
Adel has a vast wealth of business, family and personal relationships within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the GCC. This network contributes to a distinctive competitive advantage in consummating many cross-border transactions specifically between the Middle East and the United States and Europe. Adel has concentrated his core business partnerships in infrastructure, security, real estate, real estate development, health care, aviation, water, construction, information technology and food & beverage. Adel has played an active role in the financial services sector over the almost 20 years and has a proven track record of raising capital for investment opportunities.
Having raised in the billions of US Dollars for projects/specialty funds including private equity, real estate infrastructure and hedge funds. He has worked with companies including Tremont Adviser Ltd, The Related Group of Companies, Lion Capital, Stepstone, Abraaj Capital, Gulf Capital, Capri Capital, BTG Pactual, NGP and Third Point and Stepstone. He has recently added Disruptive Technology Advisers to the roster of investment mandates for the region. Adel sits on the board of leading Saudi and International companies including Arabtec Saudi Arabia, Septech Saudi Arabia, and Dominos China to mention some. Adel also served on the board of an important global action-oriented think tank called The East West Institute based in New York from 2011–2013.