This Zoom webinar will be open to Booth alumni globally on November 23 (Thursday) at 8:00 PM HKT (4:00 PM Dubai, 12:00 PM London, 7:00 AM New York City)
China and the Middle East are developing a closer relationship, and we are seeing increasing interest from investors in both regions looking for opportunities on the other side. We have four representatives from Booth HK and UAE alumni communities who will share their first-hand experience on cross-regional investment.
Daniel Wu (Speaker) '10
Co-Founder and Partner of a global asset allocator, Co-President of HK Alumni Club
Daniel is a co-founder and partner of an Asia-based asset allocator that invests in key global markets such as China, the US, MENA, Europe, Japan, and SEA. He has over 15 years of experience in private equity, public equity, and structured products investment globally. Prior to his current role, he was a former founding team member and research director of an award-winning Greater China equity fund invested by Middle East sovereign wealth. He is also the co-president of the Chicago Booth HK Alumni Club.
Kevin Xu (Speaker) '16
Founding Partner, Aldebaran Investment
Kevin is a founding partner of Aldebaran Investment, a private equity firm that focuses on the global expansion of Chinese companies, particularly in the emerging Middle East market. With more than 16 years of experience in the PE/VC industry, Kevin has extensive M&A deal experience across multinational capital markets. Prior to his current role, Kevin worked at Alibaba, CCB International, and 36kr. He also co-founded Hatchip Investment, which focuses on deep tech investments.
J.K. Khalil (Speaker) '10
Seasoned management executive and the regional SVP/ GM, Mastercard
Seasoned management executive and the regional SVP/ GM at Mastercard, responsible for MENA East cluster (GCC + Pakistan). With a background cutting across strategy consulting, technology, banking / fintech and deep knowledge of the MENA markets, coupled with people management (leading a team of 70+ people). He is the President of the Chicago Booth UAE Alumni Club, and is an Advisory board member to a handful of high-growth MENA-based and global x-industry tech start-ups. He is also an avid angel investor and confounded Spade Ventures, an Angel syndicate focused on tech startups in MENA and beyond.
Anna Aleksandr (Speaker) '16
Senior Executive, Energy and Investments
Seasoned executive in Energy and Investments. Over 15 years of management consulting experience in Booz &Company, Kearney across Russia, Europe, Middle East. As a Partner in global Energy practice lead variety of strategy and operations projects, with the focus on long-term transformation and shareholder value maximization in O&G upstream, downstream, utilities and mining. Since 2022 joined the Emirates Investment Authority, a federal level SWF of the UAE, as an Investment Director. Responsible for Energy & Utilities, Transport & Logistics portfolio, including portfolio companies management and new investments, with AUM over $4bn. Anna is also Chicago Booth UAE alumni club board member.