Huda AlLawati, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, Savola Group
Huda AlLawati is the Chief Investment Officer at Savola Group, The Savola Group is a Saudi Arabian industrial company. The group’s major holdings supply Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and North African countries with edible oils, sugar, fresh dairy products, and restaurants serving fast foods. The group also owns the largest grocery retailing chain in the Middle East, the Panda supermarket.
She previously, spent twelve years as a Partner and Chief Investment officer at the Abraaj group, she worked on several transactions developing strong experience in deal execution, structuring and execution, portfolio management and exits across several industries including F&B, retail, education, oil & gas, insurance, temporary power, hospitality and healthcare and also led the group’s investment across the GCC including investments in Kudu, Acibadem, Careem and Kuwait Energy.
She started her career in 2001 with Schlumberger in Muscat-Oman, where she managed the fiscal accounts and tax audits of its subsidiaries and branches in Oman, later joined ABQ Zawya in 2003.
She is a member of the Young Arab Leaders, serves as a mentor under the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and is a member of the Steering Committee for the MENA Private Equity Association. Earlier was a member of the board of directors for Kudu, Tadawi, Standford Marine Group and Entertainer among others.
She is holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics (Honors) from Brown University.