Wahid Hamid ’82 is a managing partner at The Abraaj Group, the largest private equity firm focused on emerging markets, with over $9 billion under management. He is an executive board member of Abraaj, a member of the firm’s Global Investment Committee, and a member of the Management Executive Committee. Before joining Abraaj in 2011, Hamid was senior vice president of corporate strategy and development at PepsiCo and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Committee. At PepsiCo, he led close to $5 billion of acquisitions across global growth markets and critical strategy initiatives. Previously, he was with The Boston Consulting Group, where his last role was senior partner and managing director in New York. During his tenure at BCG, he led the firm’s consumer goods and retail practice across Asia Pacific. He has a degree in physics from Occidental, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Caltech and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.