Over three decades, principals of BADR Investments have created hundreds of billions of dollars of growth for economies globally, predominantly across the Middle East. Led by Dr Amin Badr-El-Din, Founder and CEO of BADR Investments, The BADR Team draws on world-class economic and financial planners, investment bankers, capital and venture capital specialists, government communications advisors and business strategists to create a fully integrated economic modeling and practical implementation plan for successful downstream economic growth.
With its remarkable experience in putting complex commercial profit-oriented partnerships together and its high level of credibility in the international financial community, BADR Investments continues to provide consultancy services to both governments and corporations.
Founder and Chairman of BADR Investments, Dr Amin Badr-El-Din, was responsible for the creation of the UAE Offsets Group, (the UOG – now known as MUBADALA), which he led between 1990 and 2000. The UOG was created with the mandate to generate wealth among the people of the UAE and assist with the global integration of its economy through the creation of commercially viable and sustainable ventures. He subsequently guided the development of the UOG and widened its scope to include initiating investment projects and led it to evolve into an entity combining the entrepreneurial outlook of a venture capital organisation and the carefully researched approach of a “think tank”.
Dolphin Program is another milestone in the successful track record of BADR Investments. In the years 1998 to 2000, as the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of the UOG, Dr Badr-El-Din conceived and launched Dolphin, which is a major strategic program designed to stimulate industrial and business investment in the UAE and in each country that participates in the initiative through the development of an extensive gas supply and infrastructure system in the Gulf region. Its scope of activity covers the whole “gas value chain” – upstream, midstream and downstream – in several different territories. It attracted investments from multiple partners and lenders of several billion dollars. www.dolphinenergy.com
BADR principals have also been involved in structuring transactions on a global scale, notably they led an international consortium that set out to acquire Enron’s (a global integrated energy giant) international assets to provide a route to market for their stranded oil and gas reserves. An acquisition that would have been in the realm of several billions of US$ never materialized due to BADR’s insight on what looked to be a company on the verge of a disaster.
In Jordan, BADR Team was responsible for a number of strategic projects that were envisioned and planned during the last decade. These projects include a number of strategies in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; amongst them one is particularly germane to the Jordan Red Sea Project (JRSP) (also known as the Red Sea-Dead-Sea Canal, the Valley of Peace, and the Jordan Valley Joint Venture (J2V2)).
The project defined the strategy for:
- The development of the free trade area centered around the city of Aqaba as well as the relocation of ports inland for the multi-modal transportation hub in Wadi Araba modeled on the Alliance hub in Texas
- An agricultural development paradigm shift for the entire Jordan Valley
- Lifestyle, touristic and historical developments along Wadi Araba and the adjoining highlands
- The development of sustainable energy systems in association with the Red-Dead Water Conveyance project including:
- Hydroelectric power generation
- Biofuels development and production
- Concentrated solar power and
- Peaceful nuclear power generation with associated cooling