Kirdar, Nemir - from Iraq
Country of meeting: in the year 2008
Businessman and financier of Iraqi Turkmen origin. He was the founding CEO of Investcorp, a private equity investment group operating out of New York City, London and Bahrain. After serving 23 years as CEO of Investcorp, Kirdar retired from the position in 2015 and became the company's Chairman. He lives in London.
Kirdar began his banking career in New York in 1969. Following two years of credit training, he worked in South East Asia and Japan for Allied Bank International. In 1974, he joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, as vice president. Between 1976 and 1981, Kirdar worked in the Persian Gulf overseeing and directing Chase’s banking network in the region.
In 1982, he founded Investcorp, a firm specializing in global investment offerings including private equity, hedge funds, real estate, technology investments and Persian Gulf growth capital.
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