Gabriel de Alba
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, GDA Luma
Gabriel de Alba is the co-founder and managing partner of GDA Luma Special Opportunities Fund. De Alba has more than 25 years of experience in investing and in operating and leading corporate boards. He specializes in control and/or influence of investments in distressed and undervalued situations, formulating a strategy around recapitalization, cash flow generation, and ESG/digital transformation. He focuses on technology, hospitality, pharma/health care, media, telecom, and consumer discretionary sectors. Additionally, de Alba has raised five funds and managed over $6 billion worth of assets.
De Alba serves as chairman of Cirque du Soleil, executive chairman of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited, and chairman of Frontera Energy Corporation. Recently, he also served as chairman of Geneba Properties, chairman and CEO of Cable Satisfaction International Inc./Cabovisão, and director of World Color.
De Alba was the recipient of the 2020 Leadership Achievement Award and 2018 Global Private Equity Growth Dealmaker of the Year in the leadership achievement category. He is fluent in five languages, holds a double B.S. in finance and economics from NYU Stern School of Business and an MBA from Columbia University, and has completed graduate courses in mathematics and computer science at Harvard University.