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Tom Speechley

The Abraaj Group

New York, US


The Abraaj Group

Tom Speechley
Tom Speechley is a Partner at The Abraaj Group, a leading private equity investor operating through more than 20 offices across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey with global hubs in London and New York and c. US$ 10 billion Assets under Management. Previous to joining The Abraaj Group in 2006, Tom was at Macfarlanes, where he served as Partner. Tom sits on the boards of the Emerging Market Private Equity Association and Junior Achievement (JA Worldwide), is a Senior Advisor to Endeavor and Fellow of the RSA.

Personal Business Advice

Wealth and investment returns come from execution more than vision.

Tom Speechley’s Newsfeed

01 Jul 2017
GCC start-ups set to drive healthcare innovation

Shailesh Dash, founder and CEO of Al Masah Capital wrote that there is “a fantastic forecast for the UAE healthcare industry”, while Tom Speechley, head of global markets at Abraaj – one of the largest private equity investors in the region with $9.5bn in assets under management – said he is “very excited about healthcare”. He mentioned that Abraaj has “29 investments in healthcare and have never lost any money in that space”.

Tom Speechley’s Background

Jul 2006 - Present
New York, US
The Abraaj Group is a private equity firm operating in the growth markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Turkey. Founded in 2002, the group manages c. $10bn in AuM and has over 20 offices with five regional hubs in Istanbul, Mexico City, Dubai, Nairobi and Singapore and global hubs in London and New York.
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May 2004 - Jun 2006
London, UK
Macfarlanes was founded in the City of London in 1875 and has never merged. It is a firm of around 350 lawyers with 84 partners. Clients include some of the world's most successful and ambitious businesses and business leaders, from multinational companies to high-net-worth individuals.

Other Business Interests

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qbeats inc.
Feb 2016 - Present
New York, US
qbeats revolutionizes the digital information ecosystem by introducing content valuation technology designed to help content creators isolate and maximize value per article. Optional go-to-market functionality can be overlaid to assist publishers, partners and sponsors in executing new information experiences.
Feb 2015 - Present
London, UK
A global network of people committed to enriching society through ideas and action.
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Tom Speechley’s Education

First Class Honors Degree in Law