Abdulwahab A. Alnakib
Chairman & CEO
Wahab is the Chairman and CEO of Blue Aviation and Noor Holding. Under his leadership, the Noor Holding family office has become a major investor in companies, funds and markets across the world. He is also the founder of Capitoria and is its Chairman.
Wahab has extensive experience in M&A, private equity, venture capital, real estate, asset management and restructurings. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, businessman and investor, Wahab is also a dedicated philanthropist.
Wahab served as Chairman and Managing Director of Al-Deera Holding, a company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange which is part of the IFA consortium. He was also the founder and CEO of Univest Group and the Chairman and CEO of FASTtelco. Before that, Wahab was a Vice President at Global Investment House where he structured, analyzed, monitored and placed hedge funds and private equity funds with clients. He also worked at United Gulf Management in Boston where he assisted the management in the structuring and placement of corporate finance transactions, real estate deals and private equity portfolios. Wahab started his career in the Marketing Department of the National Bank of Kuwait.
Over the course of his career, Wahab served on numerous boards. Wahab seeded Yotel (an international hotel chain) and Miami International Holdings (which owns and operates options exchanges in the US) where he is still a member of the board. He previously served on the boards of JetSmarter (now acquired by VistaJet), The Chart Group LP, Ithmar Capital, National Gas Company, Omniyaty, International Financial Advisors (IFA), IFA Hotels & Resorts, Abwab Capital (formerly known as Univest Capital), Bag Borrow or Steal, Yotel, BPL Global and the IFA Khaleeji Fund.
Wahab graduated from the University of San Diego in 1994 with a BA in Business Administration.