Iyad Malas

Partner, Gateway Partners

Mr. Malas is currently Founding Partner in Gateway Partners a Private Equity firm focused on investing in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Between March 2009 and April 2015, Mr. Malas was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Majid Al Futtaim Holding, the largest developer and operator of Shopping malls, hypermarkets and Leisure and Entertainment in the MENA region. Previously, Mr. Malas was the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Trust LLC, the family investment office of Majid Al Futtaim Group, a position he held since April 2007. 

Prior to this role, Mr. Malas was based in New Delhi as the Regional Director for South Asia for International Finance Corporation (IFC), an organization which he joined in 1987 in Washington DC, and where he held a number of positions including Regional Financial Markets Manager for Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

Between 2000 and 2004, Mr. Malas worked in Egypt, first as the CEO of Fleming CIIC and then as the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asset Management at Egyptian investment bank, EFG-Hermes.

Mr. Malas holds an MBA from George Washington University in Washington DC, as well as a BA from the American University in Beirut. He is qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst.