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Company Overview of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development

Company Overview

Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development is a venture capital arm of The Aga Khan Development Network specializing in equity investments in seed capital to launch projects. It seeks to invest in tourism, aviation services, and financial services sectors. The firm primarily invests in South and Central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and in Africa for investments in aviation services. Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

1-3 Avenue de la Paix

Geneva,  1211



41 22 909 72 00


41 22 909 72 92

Key Executives for Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development

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Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development Key Developments

Qatar Airways Reportedly To Acquire Indirect Stake in Meridiana

According to Sardinia Post, Qatar Airways Limited is looking to acquire a 20% shareholding in the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. Thorugh AKFED, Qatar Airways will hold an indirect interest in ALISARDA, parent of Meridiana S.p.A. According to the report, Qataris would position itself startegically to possible investment in the airlines. Further, Qataris will have access to Alisarda's other divisions such as Meridiana Maintenance S.p.A. Qataris will also get indirect access to the management of Olbia Costa Smeralda airport through Geasar S.p.A., Cortesa S.r.l. and Eccelsa Aviation S.r.l., subsidiaries of Alisarda. Meridiana's management denied past reports concerning talks with the Qataris but Akbar al Baker, Chief Executive officer of Qatar reportedly said that preliminary discussions did occur and Qatar Airways is open for future negotiations.

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