Tarek Lotfy

Leadership Profile

Tarek Lotfy

CEO, UAE and IMETA Zone Leader


Tarek is the Zone Leader for one of Mercer’s fastest-growing markets - IMETA (India, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa), and CEO of UAE.


Tarek’s career spans more than 20 years across the Middle East and North Africa region. Prior to joining Mercer, he served as President, GCC at Arqaam Capital, a well-established regional investment bank with a presence across the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), Egypt and South Africa. Tarek was also the Head of Middle East & North Africa at Deutsche Asset Management. 


The early part of his career was spent working with various leading financial institutions across the region, primarily in client facing and leadership roles across Financial Institutions, Corporates, Family Offices and Sovereign Wealth Funds. Before coming to the UAE, Tarek lived in Canada, the U.S., Egypt and Saudi Arabia. 


Tarek holds a B.Sc. from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.