40 and Under: the Most Influential Young Arabs in the Middle East
Jassim Alseddiqi

Industry: Business and finance

Company: Abu Dhabi Financial Group

Designation: Managing director and CEO

Country: United Arab Emirates

Age: 31

Country of residence: United Arab Emirates

In just five years Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), an alternative investment company founded in 2011, built up an investment portfolio of at least $1.5bn in assets.

At the helm sits CEO Jassim Alseddiqi, the 33-year-old businessman who could well be the new face of finance in the Gulf. Notably, ADFG has acquired a range of high profile properties and developments in London, and in November 2016 the company took a 48 percent stake in Shuaa Capital, a Dubai-based financial services provider that netted $6.3m in profits in Q3 2017.