James Bridgman

Private Equity & Investment Practice Lead - Middle East

James is the InterSearch sector specialist focusing on Alternatives, Private Equity, Late Stage Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Real Estate Investment strategies across the full MEA region, working with both existing InterSearch clients and new market entrants. His specific area of expertise is in advising Private Equity Platforms, Country Specific Funds, Alternative Investment Funds, Family Offices and Government Entities; who are looking to diversify and evolve into new geographies emerging and developed markets, as well as regional expansion.

He was previously based in Singapore and Hong Kong with one of Asia’s leading boutique search firms where he partnered with market-leading regional and global alternative managers in establishing and expanding their investment and portfolio teams.

James started his career in the City of London in the early nineties working for one of the most respected search boutiques at the time. There he initially focused on the Equity and Equity Derivatives asset classes, progressing into advising clients on building their Alternatives platforms. He quickly became one of the industry’s most respected consultants covering global mandates in the Equity Finance / Prime Brokerage and Arbitrage space having been responsible for a large number of senior hires in London, New York and Asia.

In 1998 he was approached by a leading search firm to assist them in establishing their European and US teams. He then went on to successfully build two more global businesses predominately focusing on Equity related mandates. In 2009 he moved to Qatar, where he was Managing Director, Head of Middle East and established a multi sector platform working across the region.

With over 20 years of global financial markets executive search exposure he has successfully completed searches in Europe, Middle East, US and Asia and is a highly proficient and experienced search advisor who has been retained by many of the world’s leading Investment Platforms.

Contact James: j.bridgman@intersearchme.com

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