Ismail Ayoub is an Associate Manager based in the Middle East.
Prior to joining Portas, Ismail was a Senior Associate/Manager for the Public Investment Fund (PIF) - the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. He led the Reporting Framework transformation project, whose aim was to monitor the performance of PIF and its subsidiaries more effectively.
Ismail started his career as a consultant, working for international firms such as PwC and Booz Allen Hamilton. He worked on transformation and strategic projects and gained experience in a number of areas such as: setting up departments/organizations, developing business plans, developing standard operating procedures, project management and deliveries on behalf of clients, engagement plans with international partners and the National Transformation Program of KSA 2020. He also supported senior leaders and decision makers by providing valuable and strategic insights.
Ismail obtained his Bachelor’s Degree of Industrial & Systems Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Ismail is passionate about sport. He enjoys scuba diving, horse riding, skiing, hiking and soccer.