William J. Brown
Executive Director, Managing Director of Kuwait Office, Founding Shareholder
Mr. Brown is a strategic adviser with over 35 years of extensive experience in all phases of capital formation, ventures, governance, strategic planning, and management of complex projects, including litigation. Industry sector expertise in oil and gas, power, aerospace, construction and investment banking/financial services. Since 1981, he has spent considerable time in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Oman. For 16 years, he practiced general corporate/securities law with Sullivan & Cromwell, from 1973 to 1981 (New York), and 1993 to 2000 (Washington, DC). From 2000 to 2010, he was Senior Legal Advisor to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. During his service to ADIA, he was a member of the UAE Free Trade Agreements (“FTAs”) negotiation team, one of UAE’s representatives to the International Working Group and a member of the Drafting Committee for the “Santiago Principles”. Since 2010, Mr. Brown has resided in Kuwait and regularly visits its Muscat, Oman office.