Wael Khattab

Founder & Managing Partner

Feather Invest, Egypt

Biography

Wael Khattab co-founded Feather Invest in 2015 and currently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner and Member of the Board. He is responsible for deal origination, execution, negotiation and post-acquisition management until the anticipated exit of acquired portfolio companies within a holding period of 3-5yrs.

Wael launched and led the private equity business of AlKhabeer Capital in Saudi Arabia to focus on majority buyouts in Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. During his tenure at Alkhabeer he invested in multiple assets to reach a level of AUM’s of Approx. EGP 2.5 Billion in 2015 and an overall blended IRR’s of 25%.

Prior to his role at AlKhabeer, Wael also led a number of deal teams during his tenure at the Abu Dhabi Investment Company where he closed multiple leveraged buyouts in the Middle East.

Wael also participated in a wide range of consulting projects through his tenure at Booz & Company (Middle East) where he advised public and private institutions on corporate strategy, organization re-structuring, and supply chain assignments.

Wael has more than 16 years of experience in deal pipeline and execution, board and executive committee portfolio management, as well as operations and strategy consulting.

Wael earned his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from The American University in Cairo and his Executive MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.