About Ghadir Cooper
Ghadir Abu Leil Cooper was appointed global head of equities at Barings in 2016. Prior to this, she was head of the EMEA & Global Frontiers Team and lead manager on the Barings Eastern European Fund and Baring MENA Fund. Having joined Barings as part of the Global Emerging Equity Team in 1997, she was appointed a director in 2001. Prior to joining the emerging equity team, she worked at BZW Asset Management, where she was an investment analyst focusing on the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America regions. She has a BSc and a Ph.D in theoretical physics from Durham University and is fluent in Arabic.