Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Talal Al Zain

Talal Al Zain

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: PineBridge Investments

Designation: CEO

Country: Bahrain

With experience at the helm of Bahrain’s three largest investment corporations, Talal Al Zain has played a key role in the kingdom’s economy for several decades.

In the 1990s, he was a managing director at Investcorp, a private investment consultant for high-net-worth clients, before taking on the top job at Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat, managing over $10bn worth of investments, including the country’s F1 event, Alba and Batelco, and chairing Gulf Air.  In March 2012, he transferred to PineBridge to head up the firm’s regional operations as well as co-head alternative investments globally.  Al Zain says he is looking to set up a fund in the region that would “interesting for our global investors”. With $70bn of assets under management worldwide, one would assume he has plenty of scope to invest.

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