Mr. Malas has over 30 years of experience in finance, investment and asset management. He is currently a partner at Gateway Partners, a private equity firm with a focus on emerging markets. Prior to this role, Mr. Iyad worked for over a decade at Majid Al Futtaim group, one of the largest privately owned conglomerates in the region, last serving as CEO of MAF Holding. He also held senior positions in various public and private financial institutions, such as the World Bank, in different parts of the world like Europe, Africa and Asia.
Mr. Malas is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a MBA from George Washington University, USA and a BA from the American University in Lebanon.