Chief Executive Officer
Wadie Habboush is an international entrepreneur, investor and asset manager specializing in special situation asset acquisitions in the energy, infrastructure, and technology space with experience in Europe, North America, Latin America and the Middle East.
For more than 10 years, Mr. Habboush successfully co-founded and grew the asset management business at HG, partnering with leading multinational corporations and financial institutions in acquiring, developing and operating assets globally.
Mr. Habboush has managed HG and Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations Group’s on-balance sheet investments with operating management coverage over the firm’s international power asset portfolio. He led the strategic operating partnership with daily responsibilities that included acquisitions, restructurings, project financings, project development, execution, portfolio operations, financial management, operational management, compliance, risk management, and exit management.
Since 2019, Wadie Habboush serves as an Investment & Operating Partner to I Squared Capital and engaged on the ISQ InfraTech Fund. I Squared Capital is an independent global infrastructure investment manager and private equity fund with over $36 billion in assets under management focusing on utilities, digital infrastructure, energy, transport and social infrastructure in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
For more than fifteen years, Mr. Habboush has actively and strategically invested in smart technologies and renewable energy opportunities with a focus towards ESG and decarbonization drivers.
Mr. Habboush served as Chairman of the joint-venture company between Halliburton and HG focusing on alternative asset investments and development; and has served as Chairman of the joint-venture company between the Fluor Corporation and HG which focused on developing power, infrastructure and industrial assets in the EMEA region.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Habboush practiced corporate law at the London, New York and Washington offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. As a member of the firm’s corporate practice, Mr. Habboush represented both private and public companies, institutional investors and private equity funds. His practice focused on fund formations, structuring, financing and negotiating complex corporate transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and equity offerings.
Mr. Habboush holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University and a B.S. (magna cum laude) in Accountancy from the Kogod School of Business – American University (Phi Beta Kappa). He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.