Perella Weinberg Partners, a financial services firm providing corporate advisory and asset management services, has opened its latest office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The announcement accompanies the recent addition of Jameel Akhrass and Nabil F. Lahham as partners of the firm.
Akhrass and Lahham will focus on growing the firm’s strategic advisory and asset management businesses across the Middle East region.
Joseph Perella (pictured), chairman and chief executive officer of Perella Weinberg Partners, says: “We are very pleased to be opening our Abu Dhabi office. This is an important development in our firm’s continuing commitment to an exceedingly important region of the world, and we are enthusiastic about the growth prospects for both our advisory and asset management businesses.”
Both Akhrass and Lahham join from Nomura International and have extensive advisory and investment management expertise in the Middle East.
With 23 years of regional experience, Akhrass most recently served as Nomura’s vice chairman of the Middle East & North Africa region, and was also head of MENA investment banking.
Lahham was a managing director in Nomura’s MENA investment banking group, where he was responsible for executing a wide range of in-region and cross-border transactions in multiple sectors.
Akhrass and Lahham will work closely with New York-based partners Tarek Abdel-Meguid and Amr M. Nosseir.
Akhrass says: “Perella Weinberg Partners is known throughout the Middle East as a premier financial services firm with deep relationships and expertise. We look forward to leveraging our strong regional ties to further augment Perella Weinberg Partners’ industry-leading capabilities.”
Hesham Ali, who has been with Perella Weinberg Partners’ asset management group for three years, will be responsible for marketing and investor relations as head of Middle East asset management.