Tariq Bin Hendi was announced as Edelman’s Middle East Chairman in September 2022. He was most recently Chief Investment Officer of Group 42 (G42), the UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing company that has supported the development of AI Industries across the healthcare, finance, oil and gas, aviation and hospitality sectors.
Previously, Bin Hendi was the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), where he led major initiatives to drive foreign direct investment into the Emirate and oversaw the launch of several international offices to expand ADIO’s global presence.
Bin Hendi began his career in professional finance at Citibank, before joining sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company. Prior to joining ADIO, Bin Hendi also held leadership roles at Emirates NBD and Dubai Holding. He also sits on a number of boards, including AXA and Emirates Post Group.
Bin Hendi holds a PhD in Economics from Imperial College, London, and a joint MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School.