Mohamed Sharara

Managing Director

CedarBridge Partners

Prior to joining CedarBridge Partners, Mohamed was Managing Director - Investments at the Bahamdan Group where he was responsible for strategy formulation, investment assessment and execution, M&A and international business development.

Mohamed served on the senior management committee and as board director & executive committee member for a number of company holdings, including Tas’helat for Marketing, Sahl Retail, Sahl Transport and Sara Business Solutions, and closely advised on Aluminum Products Company , Health Water Bottling, Farabi Petrochemicals and the Economic Cities of Saudi Arabia.

Prior to Bahamdan Group, Mohamed served as Executive Director - Private Equity at Gulf Capital, a regional alternative investment group in the UAE, where he focused on proprietary sourcing, origination and execution of private equity transactions, with particular emphasis on F&B industrial and retail, as well as on fund raising and investor relations.

Before moving to the UAE, Mohamed was Vice President at JPMorgan where he worked for many years in investment banking M&A as well as in wealth management out of JPMorgan’s London and Geneva offices. Mohamed was a member of the JPMorgan team advising Saudi Aramco on the Natural Gas Initiative.

He was previously based with the BV Group (Safanad) in Boston and Washington DC where he worked on venture capital transactions in the United States, led international business development initiatives and contributed to acquisitions / post-acquisition work on European and MENA transactions.

Mohamed holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List) and a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering with a concentration in Operations Management from Boston University and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France.