Mr. Abdoun is a Principal in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on European direct lending. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Abdoun was a Director at HSBC in Paris and New York, where he focused on leveraged and acquisition finance for both midcap and large-cap transactions. Mr. Abdoun holds a B.Eng. from McGill University in Structural Engineering, an M.Sc. from ESTP Paris University in Civil Engineering and a Specialized Master's from ESCP Business School.