Operating Partners

Terra Firma works with a range of operating partners chosen for their knowledge and experience in a particular industry, function or discipline. These individuals provide independent views on the portfolio businesses’ performance as well as insights into specific business sectors and how changing political landscapes might affect potential investments and opportunities in new markets. Please click below to learn more.


  • Lord Birt

    Lord Birt

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    Peter Dixon

  • Fraser Duncan

    Fraser Duncan

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    Rupert Gavin

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    Stephen Julius

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    Ali Munir

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    Ingmar Wilhelm

Ali Munir


Ali serves as Senior Advisor to Terra Firma. He oversees Terra Firma's deal sourcing, portfolio business expansion and stakeholder activities in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. 

He joined Terra Firma in 2005, previously serving as a Director on the European investment team. Ali has been involved with transactions in the agriculture, aviation leasing, real estate, retail, renewable energy and hospitality and leisure industries.

Ali is also a Managing Partner of Panarae, a UAE-based merchant investment company. He is responsible for developing the company's long-term strategic vision and partnerships, as well as overseeing and managing the company's investment team. 

Ali is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.