Malik Ahmad Jalal

Cordoba Ventures

I am passionate about synthesis of impact in business ventures to create scale-able and sustainable operating models. In addition to commercial ventures with extensive experience in private equity, investment banking, finance and operations, this led me to social entrepreneurship.

My career straddled private, public and not-for-profit sectors that gave me 360 degree insights into operational value creation and stakeholder management in Asia & Europe. I led creation of $93M Small Midcap Fund, created an initiative to rank high growth SMEs in Arabia, made private equity investments in Levant and the GCC, structured financing of utilities in Europe and restructured and turned-around an 1800 employee strong social enterprise in health and education. Gained track record in

– Deal sourcing and investment structuring
– Business analysis, financial / commercial due diligence
– Business development and strategy creation
– Operations execution:
* HR systems and culture development
* Accounting, finance & control
– Public private partnerships / Government Relations

* Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance
* Eisenhower Fellow
* Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year
* HKS Emerging Global Leader Award
* KPMG Prize of Outstanding Performance for highest marks ever in AC 100 at LSE
* Member of International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
* Advisory Director of Michael Porter’s AllWorld Network
* Opinions Editor of the Harvard Citizen

* Opening Address at launch of AllWorld Fast Growth 100 (UAE)
* Aspen Institute’s Celebration of Innovation with CEO of Coca Cola International (Jordan)
* Youth Entrepreneurship, 2nd Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship (Turkey)
* Entrepreneurship and Investment in Pakistan, Aspen Institute and Morgan Stanley (USA)
* Training for SME Corporate Governance Workshop by IFC (UAE)
* Training for entry-level graduates at Learn Festival (Pakistan)

  • Pakistan
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