Eckersley will be responsible, alongside senior management, for developing and implementing investment strategy for the internal equities department, as well as overseeing the activities of all internally-managed portfolios.
His role will also include oversight of risk management and due diligence processes. Based in Abu Dhabi, Eckersley will report to Mohamed Darwish Al Khoori.
Eckersley joins ADIA with 16 years experience at AllianceBernstein. From 2006 until his departure in 2011, he was responsible for managing AllianceBernstein’s global and large cap growth equity portfolios based in New York.
Eckersley joins ADIA from 1770 Capital Partners, a fund that he launched in 2011 with two colleagues that focuses on the global energy, mining and commodity space.