Abdul wahab Al-Halabi is an entrepreneur, advisor, restructuring expert and Partner at Decker & Halabi. As Partner at the boutique advisory firm, Abdul wahab applies his knowledge and expertise gained from over 20 years in executive management, restructuring, crisis & debt management, credit enhancements and joint ventures.
Decker & Halabi specialises in debt advisory and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Abdul wahab sits on the board of several listed entities and private businesses such as DXB Entertainments PJSC, Union Properties PJSC, TPL Properties, AbFab Limited and Embassy Capital Limited. Previously, he has held multiple senior leadership roles, largely leading companies through turnaround situations and subsequent growth. As Group Chief Investment Officer of Equitativa, he led the expansion of the group’s financial services and asset management across a range of industries.
Abdul wahab was responsible for the financial turnaround of major holding company Meraas, where he served as COO and Group Chief Investment Officer. He handled asset management, special investments and oversaw the group’s international portfolios, while managing the daily operations and developing new governance structures.
Before this, Abdul wahab was CEO of Dubai Properties, where he established project ownership and the company’s commercial division, after three major groups merged into one. He was pivotal in leading Mizin Real Estate through the 2008 financial crisis and previously joined Tatweer as Chief Operating Officer of their leisure and entertainment businesses, which included the Dubailand project. Abdul wahab sat on the board of Global Investment House PJSC focusing on the turnaround of the group and, as CEO for two years, on the sale of the group to KAMCO PJSC. He began his career in London at KPMG, where he worked in corporate recovery before later becoming a Partner at the firm and leading the restructuring and transactions in the UAE and Oman.