Chief Executive Officer
Wadie Habboush is the Chief Executive Officer of Habboush Group. He is actively engaged in the overall management of Habboush Group including the organization’s corporate strategy, international project development and investment initiatives.
Mr. Habboush practiced corporate law in the London and Washington offices of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP where he engaged in numerous deals involving the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. As a member of the firm’s corporate practice, Mr. Habboush represented both private and public companies, institutional investors and private equity funds. His practice focused on structuring, financing and negotiating complex national and international corporate transactions, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, leveraged buyouts and equity offerings. While at Kirkland & Ellis, Mr. Habboush was cited in an April 2006 article of The Deal entitled “Three Equity Investors, Management Buy Seves” for his role in the 375 million Euro acquisition of Seves SpA.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Habboush founded Global Consulting, Inc., an international development advisory firm with a focus on Latin America and the Middle East that provided advice and representation in cross-border negotiations and transactions to multinational companies. Mr. Habboush also worked at major FORTUNE-recognized companies including ExxonMobil, AOL Time Warner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Hamilton Capital.
He is a strong supporter of initiatives that broaden energy capabilities and infrastructure in developing parts of the world as well as facilitating clean energy projects that integrate existing infrastructure for a better, more environmentally-friendly world.
Mr. Habboush is often asked to lend insight on global issues at preeminent events, on television and on radio news shows. During the George W. Bush administration, he was a special invitee to the Oval Office and met with the President and cabinet members to discuss matters vis-a-vis Iraq and region. He was also placed on the 2013 “Power 500 List” by Arabian Business magazine for his support of energy development in Iraq.
Mr. Habboush holds a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University’s Law Center and a B.S. (magna cum laude) in Accountancy from the American University’s Kogod School of Business. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to the United States Federal District Court.