The Team

Ahmed Ben Halim

Mr. Ben Halim started his financial career as a resident advisor at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. He moved to Saudi International Bank (SIB) in London where he held a number of positions in arbitrage trading and investment banking, and was responsible for managing funds in excess of US$5 billion. In 1998, he co-founded The Capital Partnership http://www.tcpam.com, a London-based asset management firm that provides wealth management and related services to selected institutions and ultra high net worth individuals.

Khaled Al Zubeidy

Mr. Al Zubeidy was educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He has over 20 years experience in business development and relationship management in the Arab Gulf region and the wider Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Al Zubeidy works directly with ultra high net worth individuals and leading institutions to source exclusive investment opportunities. In the mid 90’s he facilitated the formation of 30 successful JV’s between Australian and GCC companies. He has been responsible for originating and managing relationships with some of the GCC’s largest and most well known investors for The Capital Partnership since 2007. Mr. Al Zubeidy also plays a key role in developing business with global operating partners.

Joe Bowman

Mr. Bowman has over 18 years of experience investing in and managing companies in emerging markets. He began his career in Russia where he was a founding partner in the first early-stage venture capital fund backed by Russian investors. From 2006 to 2011 he served as the CEO of one of the fund’s portfolio companies which developed and manufactured light electric vehicles and last-mile urban mobility systems. In 2011 he re-located to Benghazi, Libya to develop investment opportunities in the wake of the Libyan uprising. At Libya Holdings, Mr. Bowman manages the firm’s investment in Libyan Cement Company, LORASCO Ltd., as well as projects in the oil field services and upstream space. Mr. Bowman is also a co-founder and director at Tadawul Technology Ltd. – Libya’s largest electronic payment solution provider.

Mr. Bowman has a BA degree in Russian and Economics from the University of Vermont. In 2008 he was named Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum Davos. He speaks fluent Russian.

David Edwards

Mr. Edwards has held a number of senior positions over the past 25 years, both Managing Director and Divisional Managing Director roles within Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 Companies.  These roles have had specific industry focus in power generation, supply chain and logistics and the service sector. He has also held the position of CEO in a Barclays capital backed private equity acquisition of a specialist asset leasing business where he led the management buy in team and subsequently the sale process for 5 years after the acquisition.

Mr Edwards has lived and worked throughout Africa and the Middle East over the past 15 years.  He now works as an executive at LHG with a focus on Libya as well as holding several advisory and non-exec roles helping international businesses enter the Africa market place.