In September 2011, less than a month after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi by the Libyan Revolution, Ahmed A. Kashadah found himself as managing director of a multi-billion-dollar foreign investment fund of the new Libyan government—the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAP).
Ahmed A. Kashadah comes to LAP with solid educational credentials and experience. After graduation from high school in Libya, Mr. Kashadah attended St. Andrew’s College in Cambridge UK, preparatory to earning two Bachelor of Science degrees, first from Queen Mary College of the University of London in engineering and business and second from Oxford Brookes University in applied accounting. Subsequently, Mr. Kashadah qualified for affiliate status with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA).
After completing his education, Mr. Kashadah worked from 2007 to 2010 for the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), as a member of the investment team and one of the initiators. Thereafter in 2010, he joined Kashadah & Co., a Libyan accounting and consultancy firm founded in 1974. Later in 2010 he joined the General Investment Fund (GIF) as deputy CEO, developing the fund strategy and setup.