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Adel A Dajani

Adel A Dajani has been an investment banker and principal investor specialized in the markets of the Maghreb.


Adel brings more than 30 years of experience in M&A and corporate finance and has founded or has been associated with several specialist Maghreb related financial companies including the International Maghreb Merchant Bank,  Maghreb Ventures Partners and Emergence Partners.


Adel’s career started with HSBC in 1979 as an International Officer in London and later as a Manager of the Corporate Finance Department of HSBC’s  investment bank in Hong Kong which dominated all capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activities in South East Asia. 


He was later the Founder and Managing Director in 1989 of London Court Ltd, an investment banking firm in London regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK and covering corporate finance advisory services  for  mid market companies  in South East Asia and the Maghreb.

Mr. Dajani has published several articles on banking, investment, and the post-Arab Spring challenges in leading business journals and has spoken at many international investment conferences on the Maghreb. 

Adel was educated at Eton College and London University where he obtained an LLB in Comparative and International  Law and qualified as a  Barrister at Law and a Member of the UK, Hong Kong and Libyan Bar Associations. 


Mr Dajani is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and  a co-author of the Islamic Frontiers of China- Peoples of the Silk Road  based on his extensive travels in China with How Man Wong, the President of the China Exploration Society and published in London in 2011. He is also the author of a family memoir, From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea published in London in 2021.


Mr Dajani is a Founder Member of the Arab Bankers Association in the UK and a Steward  of the Council of Inclusive Capitalism.

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