Executive Management

Joe Kawkabani

Group Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer

Mr Kawkabani joined KIPCO in 2018. With around 20 years of experience in identifying, structuring, developing and managing investments and ventures in frontier markets, Mr Kawkabani leads strategic initiatives, special projects and transformation programs across KIPCO Group. Prior to joining KIPCO, he set up and served as the CEO of CPC Africa, and before that he was one of the founding partners of Willow Impact Investment. He has held several positions in leading regional and international organizations including Chief Investment Officer- MENA equities at Franklin Templeton, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Algebra Capital, and Head of Equity Asset Management at SHUAA Capital. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

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