Huda Al Lawati

Partner, Gateway Partners

About Huda Al Lawati

Huda is a partner of Gateway Partners, based in Dubai. She has over 16 years experience in strategy, investment and portfolio management across emerging market private equity and corporates in the MENA with a strong relationship network in the region. Prior to joining Gateway, Huda was CIO at Savola Group, the leading strategic investment holding company in the food and retail sectors in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region. She was responsible for strategy, portfolio management, M&A and investor relations for the group. Other prior leadership positions included Partner and CIO for MENA at the Abraaj Group, as well as a member of the Global Investment Committee. Huda is presently a member of the board of Young Arab Leaders and the Middle East Investor Relations Association and an Advisory Board member at Global Ventures. She holds a BS in Neuroscience and a BA in Business Economics (honors) from Brown University.

Job Role

GP - Deal-maker

Organization Type

GP/Asset Manager

Asset Class

Growth Equity



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