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Russell Valdez

Chief Investment Officer


Russell Valdez

Russell Valdez is the Chief Investment Officer of Wafra and serves on Wafra’s Management Committee and Board of Directors. Mr. Valdez oversees all negotiated alternatives transactions spanning strategic partnerships, real assets, private equity, alternative finance and real estate. He leads investments in investment management firms, finance companies and real assets platforms. Mr. Valdez serves on the boards of Capital Constellation, Oak Hill Advisors, OJO Labs and LOGIX Fiber Networks.

Previously, Mr. Valdez was a Corporate Associate at Covington & Burling, practicing in private equity and mergers and acquisitions. His experience also includes positions at Chemonics International and Visa Europe.

Mr. Valdez earned a BA from Stanford University and a JD from Harvard Law School.