Ahmad Deeb, CFA, Finance Expert in Al-Bireh, Palestine
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Ahmad Deeb, CFA

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Al-Bireh, Palestine
Toptal Member Since
October 31, 2020

Ahmad is an investment manager for a number of Islamic and traditional banks and a former private equity analyst at the Palestine Investment Fund where he helped lead numerous transactions. He was also an economist for many agencies like USAID, Deloitte, and GIZ and began his career as an equity analyst covering the MENA region. Throughout his career, he built his operational and financial skills through working with SMEs and big corporations.

Career Highlights

Investment Manager
The National Bank
Senior Investment Analyst
Palestine Investment Fund

Certification Highlights

CFA Institute

Case Studies

Work Experience

Investment Manager

2019 - PRESENT
The National Bank
  • Managed over $100 million in an investment portfolio for two major banks, and several high net worth individuals consisting of several asset classes: private equity, equity investments, fixed income, and metals.
  • Designed a new portfolio reporting mechanism that reduced reporting time and increased accuracy.
  • Created weekly and monthly investment update reports on current trends in equity (sector-focused), fixed income (duration and currency focused), and private equity trends in the MENA region.
Focus areas: Forecasting, Venture Capital, Investments & Risk Management, Microfinancing, Islamic Finance, Private Equity, Private Capital Markets, Hedging, Foreign Exchange (FX) Hedging, Portfolio Optimization, Portfolio Management, Portfolio Analytics, Fixed Income, Fixed Income Analysis, Equity Investment, Equity Valuation

Senior Investment Analyst

2016 - 2019
Palestine Investment Fund
  • Built leveraged buyout and M&A models for agriculture, stone and marble, and SME financing.
  • Prepared presentations for capital raise and advisory meetings developing equity financing models for tech startups, renewable energy (solar), and real estate.
  • Developed detailed spreadsheets to analyze trends and forecasts contributing to the company's budget review and leading to the identification of legacy costs from acquisitions and ultimately increased margins.
Focus areas: Forecasting, Venture Capital, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Modeling, Funding Strategy, Accretion/Dilution Analysis, Financial Analysis, Private Equity Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Economic and Finance Specialist

2014 - 2015
  • Developed collected, monitored, and analyzed data collection tools and procedures.
  • Built an economic forecasting model through which project impact potential can be assessed and reported on metrics measured.
  • Ensured timely and accurate report development and submission to the chief of party and our pool of donors.
Focus areas: Forecasting, Economic Analysis, Value Chain, Economic Value Added

Senior Financial Consultant

2008 - 2013
Solutions for Development Consulting
  • Designed and implemented market research and analysis reports focused on several high value-added sectors (agriculture, finance, insurance, SME financing) while also delivering training sessions to beneficiaries in accounting and financial planning.
  • Drafted extensive reports and presentations, quantifying the target markets for venture capital and private equity investors, identifying potential investment targets, and highlighting key M&A and capital raising trends.
  • Researched market trends and conducted competitive analyses by analyzing and presenting information as part of internal and external market reports.
Focus areas: Forecasting, Venture Capital, Market Sector, Profit Optimization, Financial Forecasting, Market Research & Analysis
2011 - 2014

Master's Degree in Economics

Birziet University - Ramallah, Palestine

1999 - 2004

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance

Birzeit Universty - Ramallah, Palestine



CFA Institute


M&A Reporting, Valuation, Asset Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Economic Value Added, Private Equity Valuation, Funding Strategy, Equity Valuation, Fixed Income Analysis, Foreign Exchange (FX) Hedging, Hedging, Private Equity, Microfinancing, Financial Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Forecasting, DCF Valuation, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Comparable Company Analysis

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Data & Analysis Software

Bloomberg, EViews

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital


Equity Investment, Macroeconomic Forecasting, Quantitative Research, Fixed Asset Management, Market Research & Analysis, Financial Forecasting, Profit Optimization, Market Sector, Value Chain, Economic Analysis, Financial Analysis, Accretion/Dilution Analysis, Fixed Income, Portfolio Analytics, Private Capital Markets, Islamic Finance, Investments & Risk Management, Portfolio Management, Portfolio Optimization, Operational Modeling

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