Magellan Makhlouf

Managing Director

CedarBridge Partners


Magellan is a seasoned Business and Private Equity leader. His international experience has developed through multiple postings, board positions and leadership roles, across numerous industries.

Prior to CedarBridge Partners, Magellan was Managing Director for Gulf Capital Private Equity, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Magellan has extensive Board experience, which includes: Board Director & Chairman Audit Committee for Ma'arif (The leading education "K-12" provider in Saudi Arabia); Board Director & Chairman Audit Committee for Metito Holdings (The largest privately held water engineering and concessions company based in the GCC); Board Director and Chairman Remuneration Committee for Gulf Marine Services (The leading assembler and operator of jack-up barges and off-shore support vessels in the UAE) and Board Director & Chairman Remuneration Committee for Techno Group (The largest chain of diagnostic imaging services in Egypt).

Prior to working in the UAE, Magellan was at the European head office of Johnson Controls in Brussels, Belgium. He was at Johnson Controls for 5 years, most recently as Director of Marketing, Service & Solutions - Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Prior to Johnson Controls, Magellan was at General Electric (GE) and GE Capital for 8 years based in North America and Europe. He worked in a wide range of business units and leadership roles. These included: Business Development, eBusiness, Finance, Logistics and Manufacturing.

During his time at GE, and in addition to his business roles, Magellan won numerous management leadership awards and taught GE's Executive Training Programme.

Magellan graduated with a BSBA from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada from GE's Executive Financial Management Program and is a certified six-sigma black belt.