Experience: Taimoor joined Standard Chartered Private Equity in March 2010 and is currently Managing Director, Head of Africa and Middle East Private Equity, investing and overseeing an approximately USD1.5 billion direct investment portfolio in leading companies across Africa and the Middle East. He actively manages and sits on the boards of most of these companies headquartered in Botswana, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, UK and Zambia.
Previously, he was also Head of Global Private Equity Portfolio Management (2013 – 2016), overseeing the global emerging market portfolio with investments in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Taimoor has 20 years of direct private equity and investment banking investment with leading international and regional institutions, including deep relationships with family groups, regulators, sovereign wealth funds and limited private partners. Taimoor began his career with Bear Stearns in New York, and the Carlyle Group in Washington D.C., and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University.