Investcorp launches the Nemir Kirdar Global Internship Program as part of its drive to open up opportunity for young talents


Bahrain: Investcorp, a leading global alternative investment firm, has launched the Nemir Kirdar Global Internship Program, named in honour of Nemir Kirdar who founded Investcorp in 1982 and is often regarded as a “father of private equity”.

The internship is a 10-week program aimed at providing university students across the U.S., Europe, the G.C.C. and Asia with a thorough, well-rounded practical experience and learning opportunities across Investcorp’s product lines.

Nineteen university students will take part in this year’s program across our offices in New York, Bahrain, Mumbai, and Beijing, where they will intern with Investcorp’s different lines of businesses, including Private Equity, Credit Management, Financial Management, Business Support, Legal & Compliance and Corporate and Investment Accounting.

Commenting on the Program, Investcorp’s Executive Chairman, Mohammed Alardhi, said: “At Investcorp, we are committed to education. Such initiatives are an essential opportunity to invest in future potential leaders by providing them with practical, hands-on experience. It is also an opportunity for us to learn from smart young minds who see the world in a different way. The benefits of these programs are reciprocal, Nemir always encouraged fresh thinking and new ideas”

Jordana Semaan, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion and Head of HR Gulf and Asia commented: “As part of our DEI initiatives at Investcorp, we continue to look at programs that focus on providing a myriad of learning opportunities to a wide range of talent across diverse backgrounds. We believe that through our Nemir Kirdar Global Internship Program, we can provide our young bright individuals with the exposure and valuable insight into working life to help shape and forge their future careers.”

The Nemir Kirdar Global Internship Program is expected to continue in future years and is part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives at Investcorp. Investcorp will ensure that interns selected to join the Nemir Kirdar Global Internship Program come from diverse backgrounds to complement our current DEI workforce.

About Investcorp

Investcorp is a global investment manager, specializing in alternative investments across private equity, real estate, credit, absolute return strategies, GP stakes, infrastructure and insurance asset management. Since our inception in 1982, we have focused on generating attractive returns for our clients while creating long-term value in our investee companies and for our shareholders as a prudent and responsible investor.

We invest a meaningful portion of our own capital in products we offer to our clients, ensuring that our interests are aligned with our stakeholders, including the communities that we operate within, towards driving sustainable value creation. We take pride in partnering with our clients to deliver tailored solutions for their needs, utilizing a disciplined investment process, employing world-class talent and combining the resources of a global institution with an innovative, entrepreneurial approach. In January 2022, Investcorp issued its 2021 Responsible Business Report which outlines its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) highlights for 2021 and specific initiatives the Firm implemented to meet its goals: