Sharif A. El Akhdar

Partner - BPE Partners


Mr. El Akhdar joined BPE Partners (formerly Beltone Private Equity) in 2008. Mr. El Akhdar is responsible for originating and researching investment ideas as well as fundraising. Since joining he has led several transactions and is responsible for BPE’s investments in Madinet Nasr for Housing and Development, Total Egypt, BEARD, PGESCo, Arabiya for Investments and Pickalbatros.


Prior to joining BPE Partners, Mr. El Akhdar was at American Capital Strategies, one of the largest US publicly traded alternative asset managers. He currently serves on the board of directors of Metalart, Madinet Nasr for Housing and Development, Total Egypt and BPE Partners. He started his career as a management consultant with Abt Associates.

Mr. El Akhdar is the co-chairman of the Capital Markets Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s Frontier Market Council and the Egyptian Private Equity Association.

Mr. El Akhdar holds a B.A. summa cum laude in Accounting and Economics from the American University in Cairo and a M.Sc. magna cum laude in Finance from the George Washington University School of Business.