As the co-initiator of the Fund, Jad is the engine that drives the conceptualization, implementation, and operations of the Fund. Having identified the huge opportunity available in the Cypriot market for real estate investment, as well as the favorable legislative environment, he initiated the Fund project, and selected the strategic partners who bring in the necessary experience for the success of Mouflon Fund.
Prior to creating the Mouflon Fund, Jad acquired a diversified exposure to several industries during his professional experience. He started his career in his original field of study as an Engineer at the Industrial Research Institute in Beirut, moving to insurance with AXA, followed by retail banking experience with HSBC and Bankmed in Lebanon.
Following a Master’s Degree in Business and Management, his career was shifted towards financial consulting, spending a few years at ECE Capital with a focus on business consulting and financial advisory, as well as holding the role of Business Development Manager. In 2010, he launched his own strategic advisory firm, Tangent.
Throughout his experience in the field of advisory services, Jad was exposed to a wide range of sectors, including real estate, energy, media, technology, hospitality, F&B, infrastructure, hospitality, healthcare, and agriculture, having worked on more than 50 projects for clients in 10 different countries. During this time, he offered services in several areas of activity including feasibility studies, valuations, corporate finance, equity and debt finance, financial restructuring, due diligence, M&A, strategic advisory, private placement and private equity, as well as fund structuring. Over this period, he has also structured over 5 private investment funds, including a real estate fund focused on Lebanon.
Jad has managed over 10 large scale real estate projects comprising green field mixed-used development complexes, hotel and tourist resorts, and shopping malls, as well as conducting in-depth financial and market valuations of the real estate portfolio of a prominent bank in Lebanon for the purpose of liquidating these assets.
He is a member of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association, as well as a mentor for start-ups within an incubator funded by the Central Bank of Lebanon.
Jad holds a B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s Degree in International Business and Management.