Group Executive Director
Group Executive Director Infra Group of diversified Group of companies in Financial Services, Industry, Investments, and Integrated Project Development operating in the new frontier Markets of Africa and the Middle East. He has a carrier history in senior positions including leadership within multinationals in Financials, Telecom, and Project Development company.
A specialist financial engineer honed in integrated finance and engineering management expertise in infrastructure and natural resources/mining industries projects. Mr. Merid has thorough combined financial and engineering management skills and sounds hands-on understanding and exposure to a financial world built on solid relationships with various financial institutions, investment banks, development financial institutions, and export credit agencies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Over twenty years of experience in corporate business and transactional advisory services with a proven track record in arranging & structuring various projects finance in debt and equity capital formation.
Excellent acumen in financial engineering of projects often within 10% marginal accuracy of cost and delivery.
Successfully completed from inception to completion various infrastructure projects in Europe, Former Soviet Republics, and Africa.
Directing cross-business, multi-national teams working with business and JVs in China, India, and Russia often complex difficult projects.
Was successful in developing market entry strategies for a number of Multinational in Energy, Telecom and Infrastructure projects.
Mr. Merid is married with three kids and a holder of an MBA and Bachelor of Engineering with Honors in Engineering and Management specializing in Telecom, from City University part of UCL and a Member of the Board Directors of Habesha Cement Factory the biggest share company in Ethiopia.