Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan

Managing Partner, K6 Investments LLC


Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan is an experienced CEO, entrepreneur, investor and corporate director with a proven track record of building thriving businesses by decisively defining and implementing long-term strategic plans, recruiting and motivating winning teams, establishing focused goals, and sourcing, executing and managing transformative strategic transactions and investments.

Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan serves as Managing Partner of K6 Investments, a private investment firm she founded in New York to invest in a wide array of industries including: financial services, technology, consumer products and entertainment. K6 also advises companies as they expand into increasingly complex and interconnected global markets. Previously, Mona was President and CEO of Proctor Investment Managers, a firm she co-founded in 2002 to take advantage of private equity investment opportunities in the traditional and alternative asset management industry. After taking Proctor from start up to success, Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan sold the firm to National Bank of Canada in 2006 and continued as Proctor’s CEO until 2013.

Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sterling Bancorp (NYSE: STL) and the Board of Advisors of Ibancar Spain. Previously, Mona has served on a number of corporate boards, including: Siguler Guff Small Business Credit Opportunities Fund, Inc., Peridiem Global Investors (on behalf of National Australia Bank), Proctor Investment Managers and Conquest Capital Group (Management Committee). She is a Trustee of Fashion Institute of Technology, The Chapin School and International House New York. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, National Association of Corporate Directors and Women in the Boardroom.

Ms. Aboelnaga Kanaan earned a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Born in Cairo, Egypt, she now resides in New York City.