Robert Wages, CFA, CAIA
Acting Chief Executive Officer at Venture Capital Bank

A senior investment professional with capital allocation, investment, and leadership experience across asset classes. Over 20 years' global experience sourcing, executing and managing direct private equity investments, fund investments and co-investments ranging in size from $5 million to $250 million, on a disciplined basis across geographic regions and wide range of industry sectors. Have successfully built and led investment teams that have grown companies, and created equity value in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, generating multiple investment exits with IRRs in excess of 50%. Currently, I am Acting CEO of Venture Capital Bank in Bahrain, with the mandate to source new investments, enhance the performance of a highly unique existing portfolio of direct private equity and real estate investments, and strengthen the operations of the bank to position it for future growth.

If you share my interest in improving portfolio performance through investing in private equity and other alternative assets, please send me an invitation to connect.

Specialties: Investment strategy; private equity investment; mergers and acquisitions; strategic growth; cross-border M&A and financings; portfolio oversight, construction and management; buy-side; operational and financial restructuring; MENA; emerging markets private equity; board of directors; investment committee; family office; transaction execution.


Venture Capital Bank


Acting Chief Executive Officer