Raphael Manuel Nagel (born November 11, 1970) is a Jewish-German investor, entrepreneur, lobbyist, economist, philanthropist, and author. He is the Founder of The Abrahamic Business Circle and Fundación Nagel.
Early life and Education
Nagel was born to Manfred Nagel and Carmen Alonso Liebermann in Heilbronn, Germany. His father was a professional football player who played in Heilbronn before becoming a real estate developer.
He went to study law at Universidad Camilo José Cela and completed a diploma of Specialization in Refinancing and Business Restructuring from Universidad Isabel I. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Natural Environment Management from Universidad Politécnica De Madrid and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Paris College Of International Education. In April 2021, he received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the California Metropolitan University in recognition of his contribution to Economic Diplomacy in the Middle East.
Nagel is the Chairman of The Abrahamic Business Circle, a UAE-based non-profit and non-government organization that he established in 2020 after the Abraham Accords was officially signed. It involves high-profile individuals that share the same vision in fostering economic diplomacy through business and trade. The Abrahamic Business Circle aims to build business relations across religion and culture in the Middle East, between Jewish people, Israelis, and Arabs. Since the accords’ announcement, Nagel approached several Israelis interested in new business in Dubai across various sectors, including venture capital, tourism, real estate, health care, and trading. The deals have been finalized with businesses working on tourism in the UAE.
The Abramahic Business Circle launched a workshop for members associated with industries, including real estate, venture capital, and finance, to share their knowledge and expertise in the panel sessions. In the workshop, the prominent UAE personnel have signed a joint working agreement to attract US $100 million foreign direct investment to the UAE to promote economic diplomacy through business.
Nagel is the Founder and President of Fundación Nagel, a non-profit organization established in 2016. It focuses on helping, supporting, and promoting basic financial and economic education to people and groups at risk of social exclusion derived from their over-indebtedness whilst paying special attention to single-parent families. He is the co-founder of a Spanish investment bank specialized in cross-border transactions and debt restructuring.
He is the General Manager of the Dubai-based private equity firm, Tactical Management DWC, LLC, specialized on Foreign Direct Investment, working for, Royal Families, UHNW, Governments and Public Bodies.
He is afounding member and appointed Governor of Cevitas Dei, an institute of history and archaeology of Jerusalem promoting the Abraham legacy.
Over the years, Nagel has been a member of various working groups, spent 17 years in banking and investment funds, and served as Senior Advisor to major companies, both within and beyond Europe. He is a former Senior Manager of several Banks
In 2016, Nagel wrote the book, Turbocapitalismo, Los Maestros De La Quiebra, a guide to some of the corruption cases that have taken over the news in recent years and a way to put a face on the anonymous victims of abuses in the banking sector. The profits from its publication are invested in the Nagel Foundation to support the groups most affected by the economic crisis and build the necessary foundations to move towards a more humane economy.
He attended the UAE-Israel Business Summit 2021 and appeared on El Matí De Catalunya Ràdio He is the Governor at Civitas Dei and an International Faculty at California Metropolitan University.
- La Profesión Farmacéutica En Transición, Punto Rojo Libros S.L., 2020
- Riding The Wild Tiger, Punto Rojo Libros S.L., 2020
- Turbocapitalismo, Los Maestros De La Quiebra, Kant
- Ediciones, 2016 Visión Concursal
Awards and Recognition
- Awarded as one of the leading Investment Gurus, Business APAC, 2020
- UAE’s Financial Services CEO, Business Worldwide Magazine (BWM), 2020
- Doctor in Business Administration (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the California Metropolitan University, 2021
1. UAE-Israel Business Summit 2021 – The Abrahamic Business Circle.
3. Interview with Neus Munté, in “Els matins”
5. Raphael Nagel in the “Melé Report”: “Spain is becoming a banking dictatorship, almost”
7. Abrahamic Business Workshop brings together key business leaders in Dubai
9. Abrahamic Business Circle tap new opportunities
11.‘Abrahamic’ conference in Dubai aims to further UAE-Israel business dialogue
13.Towards a new era of growth, peace and stability
15.Abraham Accords fever: Israeli businesses risk early UAE burnout
17.If debts cannot be paid, they can be canceled
19.La profesión farmacéutica en transición
23.Raphael nagel – Punto Rojo Libros
25.Raphael Nagel: Promoting UAE-Israel business ties
27.California Metropolitan University
2. Israel-UAE Peace deal: Economic benefits, Interview with Dr. Nagel
4. Raphael Nagel: “Citizens do not understand the economy, they have no interest, and they become victims”
6. Momentous Occasio
8. Tatiana Vishnevskaya Promotes Economic Diplomacy And Tolerance In UAE
10.Acceleration of business between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – with recycling of covidollars
12.Abrahamic Business Circle Founder says “We believe in economic diplomacy”
14.Money & Me: ‘I try to save on things that don’t add to the quality of my life’
16.“People are seeing the utility because it is the rescue of the physical person”
18.Raphael Nagel: A Strategic Leader Leveraging The Economic Knowledge To Make World A Better Place
20.Riding The Wild Tiger
22.Raphael Manuel Nagel – Tactical Management DWC LLC: Wins Illustrious CEO Awards with Business Worldwide Magazine
24.Dr. Raphael Nagel 2021
28.Abrahamic Business Circle Founder Awarded US Honors for Contribution to Economic DipIsrael-UAE Peace deal: Economic benefits, Interview with Dr. Nagel