Farid Masmoudi


Farid MASMOUDI, Director and Global Head of the Business Development and Partnerships Department at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group.

His role involves the origination and sourcing of new transactions in all ICD’s 52 Member Countries spread over four regions including Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA and South East Asia. He is also the Head of the Resource Mobilization Unit of the ICD, raising long term funding for the institution.

Farid Masmoudi is a seasoned Investment Banker covering Islamic countries for more than 15 years.
Farid Masmoudi joined ICD in March 2012. Prior that, Farid Masmoudi was a Senior Investment Banker and Head of International Finance at Qatar Islamic Bank, the largest Islamic bank in Qatar, responsible for International Financing in South East Asia, Central Asia, MENA and Europe.

Farid Masmoudi has extensive expertise in the investment banking industry, with collaboration with bulge brackets banks, holding various positions with French Natixis in London and Deutsche Bank in Paris, London and Dubai where he notably took an active role in the development of Deutsche Bank’s franchise in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Farid Masmoudi is a founding member of Cap Mena, an independent think tank whose purpose is to better understand the challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa. He has published many publications on Islamic finance and on Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Farid Masmoudi holds a Masters in Business Management from Saint Etienne Business School (France), a Masters in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon School of Management (France) and a Masters in Middle East Politics from Sciences Po Paris, the leading Institute Political Science in France.

Farid Masmoudi is a dual national of France and Algeria.

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