Adel A Dajani
Adel A Dajani has been an investment banker and principal investor specialized in the markets of the Maghreb for over 25 years.
He was the Managing Director and one of the founders, together with the IFC and other European Banks, of the first licensed investment bank in the Maghreb, the International Maghreb Merchant Bank established in Tunisia in 1995.
Adel also initiated and advised a major Portuguese Bank on its acquisition in 2009 of a 40% stake and management control of Aman Bank, a leading private Libyan bank, and was appointed as an independent board member of the bank overseeing the institutional transformation of Aman Bank.
Adel’s career started with HSBC as an International Officer in London and later as a member of the select 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 mid market corporates 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 Law and is a qualified 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 is 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.
Adel’s passion is education and he is one of the founding Board Members of the UK foundation, Cogito Scholarship () which sends bright underprivileged Arab students from the ages of 16-18 to the best schools in Europe including Eton and Atlantic College.