A graduate of Harvard University and M.I.T. Sloan (M.B.A.), Mr. El-Solh is currently a Managing Partner at SHL, an emerging markets development company in partnership with the IFC and a major sovereign wealth fund. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Investments at Depa United Group, the leading global interior contractor. In this M&A role, he was responsible for investing and managing AED 1 Billion, primarily by executing strategic acquisitions and joint ventures in Asia, MENA, and Europe. Prior, Mr. El-Solh was a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he advised top executives of leading GCC corporations and governments on strategic and corporate finance initiatives. Mr. El-Solh has also worked with Goldman Sachs in London as a member of the Middle Eastern investment banking team, where he focused on IPO and M&A transactions. Mr. El-Solh began his career on Wall Street in New York working for Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). As part of the Global Business Development group, he was responsible for expanding CSFB's presence internationally through joint ventures and acquisitions. When promote to Assistant Vice President at CSFB, Mr. El-Solh became the youngest executive in the bank's history.
Mr. El-Solh has received his training from D.L.J. in New York and Merrill Lynch in Montreal. Mr. El-Solh is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Harvard UAE alumni association, the MIT UAE alumni association, and the McKinsey alumni network.