Abdulkadir Farah 
Vice President for Business Development
 
Fahad A. AlHamwah 
Vice President for Business Development
 
Hortencio Taeza  
Vice President for Business Development
 
Abbas Bilgrami
Business Development Manager
 
Meshari Naji Almutairi
Assistant Manager Business Development
 


Abdulkadir Farah
Vice President for Business Development

Kadir joined the Modern Group‘s Business Development team in 2010. He is responsible for leading project development activities in various sectors, with particular focus on petrochemicals, mining, and healthcare. Kadir works closely with Modern’s multi-disciplinary teams and external consultants throughout the project development process from deal origination and structuring, due diligence, feasibility analysis, technology assessment and selection, financial closure, and engineering, procurement and construction of large-scale industrial facilities. 

Prior to joining Modern, Kadir was an Emerging Markets Analyst at MSCI Barra, a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 8,000 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds. Kadir covered oil and gas, mining and banking enterprises, and prepared monthly/quarterly reports providing in-depth research, ratings and analysis of the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related business practices of over hundred companies in the Middle East, China, South East Asia and Africa. Research products and services were used by institutional investors and asset managers to integrate ESG factors into their investment processes.

Kadir received a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and a Masters of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School.  At Fletcher, Kadir’s areas of specialization were International Finance & Banking and International Business & Economic Law. Kadir also received Advance Chinese Studies Certificate from Peking University (Beijing, China), and completed coursework in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, Chinese culture, Sino-American business relations, and Chinese foreign policy.