Huda has over 16 years experience in strategy, investment and portfolio management across emerging market private equity and corporates in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) with a very strong relationship network in the region. Prior to joining Gateway, Huda was Chief Investment Officer at Savola Group, the leading strategic investment holding company in the food and retail sectors in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region. Huda was responsible for strategy, portfolio management, M&A and investor relations for the group. Other prior leadership positions included Partner and Chief Investment Officer for MENA at the Abraaj Group, as well as a member of the Global Investment Committee. Huda is presently a member of the board of Young Arab Leaders and the Middle East Investor Relations Association and an Advisory Board member at Global Ventures. She holds a BS in Neuroscience and a BA in Business Economics (honors) from Brown University.