Maha has over 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles that combine strategy, business development; and stakeholder and client account management. She has a stellar track record of working with a broad range of clients to deliver on their strategic priorities.
Most recently Maha was Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer at Brightstar Capital Partners where she was responsible for designing and implementing an industry-leading ESG strategy across all aspects of the organization – strategic direction, investment process, portfolio companies and LP relationships. As a member of the leadership team, she was an observer on the Investment Committee and frequently represented the firm in external settings. Prior to joining Brightstar, Maha spent a decade at the World Economic Forum where she was Head of Investors Industries and a Member of the Executive Committee. She spearheaded the Forum’s Stakeholder Capitalism and ESG initiatives working with the C-suite of leading global organizations. Her team was responsible for overseeing the Forum’s community of asset allocators and alternative asset managers. Maha started her career in strategy consulting, first as a consultant with the Monitor Group and subsequently as a member of in-house strategy teams with Pearson PLC and Louis Vuitton North America.
Maha’s broad range of experience gives her a unique understanding of the intersection between the private, public, and international sectors. She is a frequent speaker and published writer on gender diversity in asset management, stakeholder capitalism, long-term investing and ESG.
Maha holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in International Relations, Economics and Middle East Studies from Johns Hopkins University.