Dr Sadek Wahba

Foundation Fellow

Sadek Wahba is a Senior Fellow at the Development Research Institute, New York University and a former economist at The World Bank.  He is also the Chairman and Managing Partner of I Squared Capital, an independent multi-billion-dollar global infrastructure investment company. He was previously at Morgan Stanley where he was the CEO of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, a global platform for infrastructure investments. 

Wahba is an advocate for transformative approaches to infrastructure investment and a frequent commentator about the need for more investment in infrastructure to promote sustainable economic growth.

Wahba holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a B.A. in economics from the American University in Cairo. He is a published author on economic research, including articles in the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Review of Economics and Statistics as well as other publications and proceedings. One of his publications was selected by MIT as one of their 50 most influential papers in the last 50 years. He was part of the expert committee on the World Economic Forum’s first report on global infrastructure investments.

Wahba was named Global Infrastructure Personality of the Year twice, as well as Global Infrastructure Personality of the Decade, by Private Equity International (PEI). He is a member of the Wilson Center’s Global Advisory Council, a trustee of the American University in Cairo and a member of the board of directors of the Miami Cancer Institute.