ADFG’s Jassim Alseddiqi awarded ‘CEO of the Year’ at Global Investor/ISF MENA Awards 2016
Jassim Alseddiqi, Managing Director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Financial Group (“ADFG”), has won ‘CEO of the Year’ at the prestigious Global Investor/ISF MENA Awards part of Euromoney Seminars held in Dubai, UAE. The Awards recognise exceptional contributions and achievements within the financial services sector across the Middle East and North Africa.
In 2016, ADFG enhanced its prodigious record as one of the region’s leading investment firms having successfully completed a number of high-profile transactions, as well as embarking on new pioneering ventures. An international judging panel comprised of prominent industry experts praised Alseddiqi’s leadership of ADFG, which has grown assets under management to over $4.7billion while delivering consistent, healthy returns to a global network of investors.
On accepting the title at a ceremony attended by representatives from leading investment firms, Jassim Alseddiqi, CEO of ADFG, commented: “It is an honour to accept this illustrious award which is a testament to the talent, dedication and expertise of the entire ADFG team. The last year has been punctuated by milestones and landmark announcements as ADFG’s strategy of opportunistic investment has once again resulted in stellar performance across our key markets. This accolade provides affirmation of our unique investment approach.”
“Although ADFG has expanded and evolved since it was established, the entrepreneurial spirit which is prevalent across the business, and the ability to remain dynamic and agile, continues to provide us with a competitive advantage. Over the coming months, ADFG will build upon this exemplary performance, seeking high-quality investment opportunities as we continue to enhance our offering and fulfil the expectations of our investors.”
With Alseddiqi at the helm, ADFG has now completed close to 50 deals since it was established. Alseddiqi is renowned as a leading innovator in the industry across the region, and his leadership has spearheaded ADFG’s development to become a global investment and financial services platform. Despite its international expansion, the central tenets which distinguish ADFG continue to be speed of execution, capacity to source quality deals and a consistent ability to generate value and deliver returns to investors.
Earlier in the year, ADFG was awarded ‘Emerging Markets Real Estate Manager of the Year’ at the Global Investor/ISF Awards in London, UK, as well as winning the accolade for ‘UAE Asset Manager of the Year’ at the 2016 edition of the MENA Fund Manager Awards.