Company: Qatar Coral
Designation: Executive director
Al Khalil has worked for the family conglomerate his entire career, generating 20 years’ experience in general management, investment and finance and the beverages and real estate industries. Most notably, he has spread the Pepsi Cola soft drink labels across Africa, serving as general manager of SevenUp Bottling company in Nigera before establishing SBC in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana.
He joined the family’s MAK Holdings in 2004 as chief financial officer until 2006. He is now deputy chief executive officer and chief investment officer and involved in all of the company’s investment decisions in Africa and the Middle East, where it has thousand of employees and provides small business opportunities.
El Khalil is also executive director of real estate developer Qatar Coral, which has built two residential towers on the Pearl Qatar.
He graduated with a BBA degree from the American University of Beirut in 1985 and received a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.