Samer Abu Aker is the CEO of SEDCO Capital. Since joining the Firm in 2011 he has also held the positions of COO and CFO. In his current capacity as CEO, Mr. Abu Aker reports to the Board of Directors, and provides the strategic vision, planning, and operational leadership to guide the Firm along its sustainable growth trajectory. Mr. Abu Aker also Chairs SEDCO Capital’s investment and management committees as well as the Board of Directors of SEDCO Capital Global Funds in Luxembourg, which collectively set the tone for the Firm’s investment, governance, and compliance decisions.

Mr. Abu Aker has over 20 years of executive experience in the investment industry, both regionally and globally, and has built a reputation for delivering financial results and effectively managing risks. During his career he has participated in institutional investment decision-making, lead the restructuring of legacy investments, arranged financing, and established global investment structures. He has first-hand experience in adhering to global business protocols, applying world-class industry practice, and cultivating cross-cultural work environments.

Before joining SEDCO Capital, Mr. Abu Aker was COO at Al Brooge Securities in Abu Dhabi, Executive Director at Abu Dhabi Investment House, CFO at Litespeed Management in New York, and held senior management positions in the Bank of New York, Alternative Investment Services in Bermuda and the Royal Bank of Canada in Hamilton.

He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Canada’s Brock University. Mr. Abu Aker is a Canadian citizen.