Zaid Al-Qaimi is the Chief Investment Officer at Kimera. Since January 2017, Zaid has successfully built up the team and infrastructure required to operate a global mandate across all asset classes. Leveraging a global network, Kimera maintains a healthy pipeline of opportunities and invests across the life cycle of companies, from late seed stage to public equity. Private investments are made on both a direct basis and through funds whilst the public equity and bonds portfolios are managed internally. He has successfully established a global network of contacts across the investment ecosystem, which has helped Kimera secure access to premium transactions.
Prior to this, Zaid worked at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for 16 years, covering private equities, public equities and strategic investments. Before joining ADIA, he spent over a decade in management consultancy, audit and accountancy, including five years with PwC. Since 2013, Zaid has been an active angel investor in start-ups both in the US and UK and is also a partner in Calibrate Management (an FCA regulated London-based VC fund). As well as holding CFA®, FRM® and FCCA® designations, Zaid received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK.