Frederic Sicre

Managing Director ,
The Abraaj Group

Frederic Sicre has over 20 years of experience in engaging the private sector on global issues, regional development agendas and community building. He is a Managing Director in the Global Markets team and works with leaders from all fields, including governments, private sector, media and culture.

Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Sicre spent 16 years as Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board at the World Economic Forum where he first established the Forum’s activities in Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Sicre was made responsible for the Center for Regional Strategies, with a particular focus on global growth markets and the Annual Meeting in Davos. He also acted as the Editor of South Africa at Ten, a book celebrating the first ten years of democracy in the country.

Mr. Sicre is the Chairman of the Mustaqbali Foundation and serves on the board of Dubai Cares, Education for Employment and Junior Achievement’s MENA Board. He is also a member of the United Nations Global Compact Business For Peace Steering Committee and a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.

Mr. Sicre holds an MBA from IMD, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Villanova University, Philadelphia and is a fellow of Stanford University.