Dr Shuja Ali
Dr Shuja Ali
Managing Director – Advisory and M&A
Dr. Shuja Ali brings a wealth of experience to Icon having spent the last decade managing Istithmar World, one of the government of Dubai’s private equity and real-estate funds. Following the restructuring at Istithmar World in 2009 and being appointed Chief Investment Officer (CIO), he reported directly to the Board of Dubai World and was responsible for all aspects of managing the fund of over $10bn across a diverse set of geographies, asset classes, and sectors. His specific focus was to marry the financial/ leverage aspects of each investment with its operations and strategic plan to maximise exit value.
Prior to Istithmar, Dr. Ali held several key executive positions including setting up of the Dubai office for The Monitor Group, Founder of The Sajo Group and Zeborg, as well as McKinsey & Company, Mitchell Madison, and Broadlane. Before this he was a physician in the British NHS.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors and non-executive committees of a number of privately held assets ranging from healthcare, retail, banking to name a few.
Shuja gained his Master’s degree in public and private management (MBA) from Yale University, and his medical degree (MBBS) from St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London.