Dubai's Mara hires former Morgan Stanley MD

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Mara Group, a pan-African multi sector conglomerate with headquarters in Dubai, on Saturday announced the appointment of a former Morgan Stanley senior executive as a managing partner.

In a statement, Mara said it has hired Bradford M Gibbs to "share responsibility for the operations, administration and strategy of Mara".

Gibbs was previously a managing director at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for 13 years, executing mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions across a broad array of industries.

During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Brad served as head of South Africa Investment Banking and head of EMEA Chemicals, Building Materials and Paper & Packaging.

Founded by Ashish J Thakkar, Mara has operations in 26 countries, spanning four continents. Its current businesses operate in sectors including information technology, business process outsourcing, a multi-faceted mobile-enabled online platform, agriculture, real estate, hospitality, packaging and asset management.

"We are delighted to bring on board someone of Brad's calibre and experience as our third Managing Partner. At Mara, we are continuously looking to further strengthen our management team to help lead the future growth and development of the Group," said Thakkar.

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