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Mubadala Capital Hires Lee Wanie as New Head of Sales and Distribution

Wanie will lead distribution efforts on a global basis across the Mubadala Capital platform which includes Private Equity, Public Equities, Venture Capital and a Brazil focused investment business


Abu Dhabi -
Mubadala Capital, the global asset management subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor managing a $243 billion portfolio, today announced that Lee Wanie, CFA, has joined the company to lead distribution efforts on a global basis across its Private Equity, Public Equities, Venture Capital and its Brazil focused investment business.

Wanie has more than 20 years of investment management experience on global platforms.

Hani Barhoush, Managing Director and CEO of Mubadala Capital, said: “Mubadala Capital has firmly established itself as a global asset management business with a reputation for delivering exceptional returns for our investors and building long-standing institutional partnerships with our Limited Partners, portfolio companies and management teams. We are excited that Lee is joining Mubadala Capital at a transformational time for our business, which is not only growing rapidly but also carving out a unique identity as the only wholly owned subsidiary of a sovereign wealth fund managing capital on behalf of other institutional investors. Lee’s record of accomplishments, leadership, business development and talent management, will be an invaluable resource to our organization as we continue to build a first-class distribution function.”

Wanie added: “I am thrilled to join Mubadala Capital at a pivotal point in its journey of building a truly global asset management business. The company today is working on an array of exciting initiatives across all its businesses, and I intend to build on a legacy of measured risk taking, delivering excellent returns for our Limited Partners and an enduring philosophy of client-first partnerships, unique deal sourcing and global relationships.”

Before joining Mubadala Capital, Wanie was Managing Director, Head of US Distribution & Consultant Relations at BMO Global Asset Management (“GAM”). Prior to joining BMO GAM in 2019, he was a Managing Director in BlackRock’s Institutional Client Business, responsible for both Canadian and Institutional middle market clients. Wanie began his institutional asset management career at Barclays Global Investors in 1999. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California Berkeley and is a CFA charterholder.