Abdulwahab Ahmad Al-Nakib
Chairman and CEO
As a founding Partner and Chairman of Univest Group, Al-Nakib spearheads the company’s advisory assignments, while overseeing the group’s ongoing expansion into asset management, venture capital, private equity and market research.
With 13 years of experience in private equity and asset management, Al-Nakib had served as Investment Funds Assistant Vice-President at Global Investment House, a new dynamic company where he was part of the founding team. At Global Investment House he structured, analyzed, monitored and placed hedge and private equity funds to the company's clientele base. He also worked at United Gulf Management in Boston, USA where he assisted the management in the structuring and placement of Corporate Finance deals, Real-Estate management and private equities portfolios. His experience at the National Bank of Kuwait has allowed him to develop a deep working knowledge of the development and marketing of financial and banking products.
Al-Nakib holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego; and attended a post-graduate certificate from Harvard University. He also holds a Series 7 certificate from the acclaimed New York Institute of Finance.
Al-Nakib is also a member of the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) as well as the pre-incorporation committee of the Oman Kuwait Investment Holding Co.
Board Memberships and Affiliations:
• Chairman & Founder Univest Group (www.univestgroup.com)
• Founder Univest Consultancy Group.
• Chairman & Managing Director, Al-Deera Holding Co (www.aldeeraholding.com)
• Chairman, Univest Brokerage (www.univestbrokerage.com)
• Chairman Univest Capital
• Vice Chairman, IFA Hotels & Resorts (www.ifahotelsandresorts.com)
• Board Member, International Financial Advisors (IFA) (www.ifakuwait.com)
• Board Member, Yotel Investment Ltd (www.yotel.com)
• Board Member, BPL Global Ltd (www bplglobal.net)
• Board Member, IFA Khaleeji Fund. (www.ifakuwait.com)
• Board Member, Univest Good Food International Company.
• Board Member, Diwan Capital.
• Board Member, Aiwa Gulf (www.aiwagulf.com)
• Board Member, The Chart Group LP (www.chartgroup.com)
• Board Member, Ithmar Capital (www.ithmar.com)
• Ex-Board Member Global Communications & wireless co.
• Ex-Board Member Good Food Company
• Ex- Board Member Show Tec Entertainment
• Ex- Board member Kuwait Commercial complex company (Listed in the Kuwait Stock Exchange).