Racha Alkhawaja

 

C-level strategic leader with over 20 years of solid expertise in Capital Markets, Fund Management, Investments, and Corporate Finance in cross-asset class. Strong International and local expertise with exceptional success in growing, building, and managing new segments while increasing bottom line revenues.

Selected as one of Top 50 Most Influential Women in Finance in the Middle East by Financial News in 2019, and one of the top 50 Women Of Influence in the Arab World by CEO ME in 2021, and with vast experience of leadership executive management roles with high profile leading firms, Racha has well-established accomplishments in financial management functions, team building and strong technical competencies.

Racha has an extensive network in Europe, Mena region and Asia, across International Institutions, Family Offices and Investment Banks.

Previously, the Group CDO at Equitativa, a diversified asset management and private equity firm, focused on the Real estate sector, where she pioneered the expansion of the firm to Emerging markets.

She previously held senior posts in Lehman Brothers, State Street and Bloomberg in London. She was also the head of the Institutional Business at Menacorp and the Business Manager at Fidessa, one of the largest Fintech software providers worldwide.

Board member in Multi Family Office, and Co-Founder of a large non-profit mentoring organization in DIFC, Racha is a regular lead speaker in International financial forums including International Exchanges and regularly addresses regional strategy on Capital Markets, Equity and Real Estate with CNBC and Bloomberg. Racha received achievement awards across different sectors.

Racha holds a Bsc in Mathematics from UCL, London, an MBA specializing in Finance from Imperial College, London and an Executive Education in Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment from MIT, Boston, USA . She speaks fluent English, Arabic and French.

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