Adel is an investment banker currently based between Tunisia, Libya and the UK and is the founder of several Maghreb based financial and legal services companies including : Maghreb Venture Partners, a regional advisory and private equity platform, North Africa Advocates, a Libyan law firm, the first licensed investment bank in the Maghreb established in 1995 and an independent board member of a joint venture European/Libyan private commercial bank.
A firm believer in closer economic and political integration of the Maghreb within an African context, Adel believes that the socio-economic development of the Maghreb within the African continent should focus on renewable energy initiatives and other pan African sustainable development goals. In addition in a post Covid world order with subsequent supply chain disruptions, Adel has been working on initiatives to position the Maghreb as a manufacturing and energy hub for neighbouring European markets.
After graduating from SOAS with an LLB in comparative and international law, Adel became a barrister at law and member of the UK Bar Association. Adel’s banking career started with HSBC as an International Officer in London and later as a member of the select corporate finance department of HSBC’S investment bank in Hong Kong which dominated all capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activities in South East Asia. He subsequently established a London based regulated investment banking boutique focusing on mid sized corporate finance transactions in South East Asia and the Maghreb
Mr. Dajani has had published several articles on banking, investment, and the post-Arab Spring challenges in leading business journals and has spoken at many international investment conferences on the Maghreb.
Mr Dajani is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is a co-author of the Islamic Frontiers of China- Peoples of the Silk Road based on his extensive travels in China with How Man Wong , the President of the China Exploration Society and more recently in 2021 the author of the memoir of his family, From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea.