Mr. Mohamed joined Castlelake’s London office in 2013 as a key member of the firm’s global Investment Operations team with global responsibility for shared operations. Mr. Mohamed’s primary focus is to enhance and develop the firm’s operational team that supports the unique needs of the European geography. Before joining Castlelake, Mr. Mohamed was head of business development for the EMEA region at Citco where he assisted real estate and private equity fund managers on developing outsourced back and middle office administration solutions. Prior to Citco, Mr. Mohamed was as vice president and European portfolio manager at Grove International Partners; during this time, he worked on the acquisition and integration of a major German real estate company (1,500 assets and 27m square meters) and on the restructuring of a developer active in the residential and hospitality sector in Southern Spain. Prior to this, he served as vice president & European finance manager at Citi Property Investors (now Apollo Global Real Estate) where he assumed financial oversight for funds totaling €1.5 billion in commitments. Earlier, Mr. Mohamed worked as a European investment controller with Cargill Value Investment (now CarVal Investors) for almost five years and helped close and monitor NPL and real estate deals in France and Germany. He started his career with Ernst & Young in Brussels and is fluent in English, Dutch, French and German. Mr. Mohamed is a Belgian national and received his master's from EHSAL, Brussels in accountancy, cum laude.