Antonio Carvalho has 21 years of international experience in investment banking, private equity and management consulting. Since 2006 Antonio has been based in the Middle East, consulting on the telecommunications & technology sector as well as in the public sector. Antonio is currently serving as CEO of TICG – Tri International Consulting Group – a joint venture between KIA, Kuwait Fund and Oliver Wyman – to serve the Kuwait market. His recent experience includes 4 years on the investment committee of a Private Equity Fund in the GCC region and on the board of several portfolio companies. Previously, Antonio worked as a senior executive for a large telecom multinational. His career started in investment banking at Deutsche Bank and BES Lisbon. His areas of expertise are Strategy setting, Business & Financial Planning, Operations roll-out and Transformational programs. Antonio holds a degree in Economics from the UCP in Portugal and Univ. Carlos III in Madrid. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish and has working knowledge of French.