Dr. Karim El Solh has over 20 years experience in private equity, investment banking and real estate. Dr. El Solh is the Chief Executive officer of Gulf Capital, one of the largest and most active Middle Eastern private equity firms. Incorporated in Abu Dhabi in 2006 as a Private Joint Stock Company. Gulf Capital was established with a capital base of AED 1.225 billion (USD 330 million) from 300 of the most prestigious institutional and individual investors in the Gulf. As a leading Middle Eastern buy-out firm, Gulf Capital is focused on acquiring sizeable and controlling stakes in highly profitable and rapidly growing companies within a select number of emerging industries. Gulf Capital is also actively involved in real estate development through Gulf Related, its joint venture with the Related Companies, the largest private U.S. real estate developer.