APFC Adds Two Experienced Professionals to its Private Equity and Special Opportunities Team

In Board of Trustees, Uncategorized by Paulyn

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation has recently added two experienced professionals, Chirag H. Shah, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Nader Sohraby, Senior Associate, to its $13B+ Private Equity and Special Opportunities team.

Steve Moseley, Head of Alternative Investments at APFC, said: “We are very excited that Chirag and Nader have joined us to expand our capabilities and help deliver excellent investment returns for the benefit of all Alaskans.”

Chirag has over 15 years of industry experience globally, including ten years leading private equity fund investments and co-investments at DB Private Equity and GE Asset Management.  He started his career in investment banking at Citi / Salomon Smith Barney in New York and Singapore.  Chirag is also actively engaged in the broader PE community, serving as an advisory board member of the Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance at The University of Texas at Austin and involved with SEO’s Alternatives Investments program, which is focused on improving opportunities in the alternatives industry for traditionally underrepresented communities.  He holds an MBA and BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Nader has five years of investment banking experience, most recently at J.P. Morgan in New York, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital formation across the healthcare industry.  Prior to J.P. Morgan, he worked in investment banking at Citi in New York.  He began his career at Goldman Sachs in its Global Investment Research division.

Private Equity International recently recognized APFC as the 2020 LP of the Year in North America. This is the third year the team has won, having also been recognized by peers in 2017 and 2018.  These honors reflect the Private Equity and Special Opportunities team’s ongoing commitment to developing a worldwide competitive investment strategy with partnerships that contribute to successfully fulfilling APFC’s mandate.

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