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Blue Owl hires Haitham Abdulkarim to oversee institutional business in Middle East
People - MAY 16, 2024

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Blue Owl hires Haitham Abdulkarim to oversee institutional business in Middle East

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Blue Owl Capital has hired Haitham Abdulkarim to oversee the company’s institutional business in the Middle East. His initial focus will be on scaling Blue Owl’s Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices, the former which will serve as the company’s flagship office in the region. The hire is part of a strategic push by Blue Owl as the company seeks to enhance and deepen coverage of key regional family offices, pension, and sovereign wealth funds.

Haitham previously served as Head of UAE at BlackRock, where he led client strategy and engagement. Before that, Haitham was responsible for promoting BlackRock’s private markets offering to investors in Saudi Arabia. He was also part of the founding team that established the BlackRock Middle East Infrastructure Fund, the firm’s first product dedicated to the Middle East.

Before BlackRock, Haitham was head of Investor Relations at Mubadala-backed Waha Capital in Abu Dhabi, and previously led investor relations at Samena C

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