Robert Wages

Mr. Wages serves as vice chairman of ITWorx. Mr. Wages has more than 30 years of experience managing private equity investments in the US, Europe and MENA region. Since 2017, Mr. Wages has been the Head of Post Acquisition at Venture Capital Bank in Bahrain, where he oversees its international portfolio of private equity and real estate assets.

Mr. Wages began his career in private equity in 1987 with Castle Harlan, a New York-based middle market buyout firm, where he, and was involved in all aspects of investment acquisitions, divestitures, financings and portfolio company oversight. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Wages was the Executive Director of Private Equity for the Abu Dhabi Investment Company (InvestAD), where he executed leveraged buy-outs in the MENA region and oversaw the Company’s international PE fund portfolio. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Wages served as Head of Private Equity at EIIC, a royal family private office in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he oversaw the group’s extensive portfolio of direct investments, co-investments and fund investments, across both emerging and developed markets.

Mr. Wages obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Princeton University and his master’s degree in Computational Finance from the University of Washington. He holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations.