Hazem Barakat co-founded BPE Partners in 2006 with a vision to capitalize on his industry and operational expertise by investing in domestic businesses with growth potential. He is the chairman of BPE Partners and B Investments and is a member of BPE Partners’ investment committee. Additionally, Mr. Barakat sits on the board of MNHD, Total Egypt and Al-Ismaelia. Prior to founding BPE Partners, he co-founded Miraco-Carrier, one of the region’s leading air conditioner manufacturers, as well as Engineering Plastic Manufacturing, a leading plastics manufacturer.
Mr. Barakat holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and is a member of the Egypt-based American Chamber of Commerce, the British Egyptian Business Association, and the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association. Previous directorships include the Egypt-US President’s Council, the Egyptian Economic Forum, and the Advisory Council of the School of Business, Economics, and Communication at the American University in Cairo.