As Creon Capital CEO Adib is responsible for managing the fund’s global investment activities in oil and gas midstream, downstream and energy-related industries. He brings to this role more than 18 years of global consulting experience in banking, insurance, telecom and the public sector. He has continuously proven his ability to create business value through complex business transformation projects in Canada and the GCC region.
Prior to joining Creon Capital, Adib was responsible for managing the Professional Services organization of SBM (IBM GMSR); leading a team of 400 consultants through landmark business transformation projects at Mobily Telecom, the Royal Saudi Air Force, the Public Pension Agency, Inma Bank, Riyad Bank and many more.
During this tenure, he took the initiative of restructuring the Professional Services organization through off-shoring and solution prototyping, which resulted in the reduction of project operational costs by more than 18%. In his 14 years working for Saudi IBM, Adib accumulated substantial experience and business acumen and quickly rose through its ranks; from a Principal Consultant, to Country Practice Manager, to Practices Director and eventually serving as a Vice President for a number of years.
Along with his experience in sales, marketing and business development, Adib was also well networked in the Middle East and was active in regional events. He also contributed to partner advisory boards and actively promoted professional and academic frameworks in information technology. The Canadian citizen with business degrees from Toronto and Leicester (UK) also used to work for the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada, before he left the country to pursue a career in consulting abroad.