After 23 years at Bank of America, Talal Ghandour joins Metito as Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director. Talal will form part of the senior management team and be primarily responsible for the companies’ global strategic growth initiatives.
Talal was one of Bank of America Corporation’s longest-serving senior executives in the Middle East, and until recently led the bank’s equities unit in the Middle East and North Africa, where he helped build one of the biggest regional franchises. “I felt this was the right time to join our family business especially given the companies’ exciting growth prospects, and I’m extremely excited to be part of Metito management team and look forward to continuing to pursue Metito’s long-term growth plans,” commented Talal Ghandour.
Metito has been growing steadily under the leadership of Talal’s father, Mutaz Ghandour, Metito’s Chairman & CEO, to now being a leading global provider of intelligent water and alternative energy management solutions. Metito is one of the largest privately held companies in the water and wastewater industry with a notable lineup of multinational shareholders such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi corporation and the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank).
With over 3500 employees and experience across more than 46 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe, Metito has been growing throughout the years and witnessed record backlogs in 2019 and 2020, despite the global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.