Aberdeen Standard makes Middle East hire

Abu DhabiUK-based asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed former Dubai Holding chief executive Edris Alrafi as its head of Middle East and Africa. He will be based in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office and will be in charge of a team covering the whole Mena region. Alrafi was previously chief executive at investment firm Dubai Holding between April 2017 and February 2018. Prior to that role, he served as chief commercial officer at state-owned development firm Meraas as well as a number of executive positions at Goldman Sachs.  ASI’s global head of distribution, Campbell Fleming, welcomed the appointment, adding that Alrafi can help ASI build on its efforts to extend its global reach and “invest in our presence across the globe and in particular Middle East and Africa”. ©2018 funds global mena

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