DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Mara Group, a
pan-African multi sector conglomerate with headquarters in Dubai,
announces the appointment of Bradford M. Gibbs. Brad will serve as the
third Managing Partner of the Group alongside Prashant H. Manek and
Ashish J. Thakkar, and share responsibility for the operations,
administration and strategy of Mara.
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Prior to joining Mara, Brad was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley,
where he worked for thirteen years, executing mergers, acquisitions and
capital markets transactions across a broad array of industries. He was
based, at various junctures, in the New York, London, Frankfurt and
Johannesburg offices. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Brad served
as Head of South Africa Investment Banking and Head of EMEA Chemicals,
Building Materials and Paper & Packaging.
Mara Group is a young and dynamic diversified group of companies,
possessing in-depth knowledge and unrivalled expertise in Africa.
Founded by Ashish J. Thakkar almost two decades ago, the Group started
out as a small family business but has, since then, evolved into
an international multi-sector business with operations in 26 countries,
spanning four continents. Mara's current businesses operate in a broad
range of sectors including information technology (IT) services,
business process outsourcing (BPO), a multi-faceted mobile-enabled
online platform, agriculture, real estate, hospitality, packaging and
"We are delighted to bring on board someone of Brad's calibre and
experience as our third Managing Partner. At Mara, we are continuously
looking to further strengthen our management team to help lead the
future growth and development of the Group", says Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation.
Today, in addition to its core team and as part the Mara network, the
Group benefits from the advice and insight of Michael Buchen and David
Burlison, Managing Directors of Dhabi Holdings, as well as of Marwan
Abedin; a seasoned finance and investment specialist with over 15 years
of experience. Marwan also serves as the CEO of Dubai Healthcare City
(DHCC) and the Dubai Financial Support Fund (DFSF).
SOURCE: Mara Group
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