Local Regulator Approvals

Executive Committee Member of Board of Directors of Instrata Capital BSC (c). 

Investment Committee Member of Bunyah GCC Infrastructure Fund.

Approved as Money Laundry Reporting Officer (MLRO).

Work experience

Work experience
2007 - 2014

Managing Director, Business Development & Investor Relations

Instrata Capital

Built a c. $100M asset management firm from the ground up and turned it into a regional market leader through keen competitive analysis and offering breakthrough solutions; went on to win “Best Infrastructure Asset Management Company, GCC 2013.”

Developed Instrata Capital's business planand succeeded in attracting strategic shareholders.

Structured and successfully launched the region's first essential Infrastructure fundincluding the establishment of the investment vehicle, preparation and review of fund the documentation.

Raised commitments from institutional investors for the firm's first fund Bunyah, GCC Infrastructure Fund (vintage 2008).

Recently realized very attractive returns on an individual portfolio holding of infrastructure investments.

Originated and executed investment opportunities, developed the acquisition strategy and deal structure.

Evaluated potential investments including the review of business plans and corporate governance framework, reviewed investment proposals, bid submissions and negotiated share purchase agreements.

Additionally, authored major business plans for multibillion-dollar financial institutions, with extensive experience in establishing the investment vehicles and ensuring financial close.

Managed high profile clients including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Specialist in Sharia compliant structures; created practical action plans to drive tangible results.

Have the privilege of partnering with the largest and most reputable financial entities as a major shareholder in a current fund.

2000 - 2006

Head of Asset Management & Executive Director, Investor Relations

Gulf Finance House

Instrumental in the success of another startup, personally bringing in 60% of total sales and skyrocketing profits from $65K to $300M in under 6 years.

Co-managed a $550M Sharia compliant GCC public equities portfolio.

Coordinated Sharia compliance of the portfolio and reported to internal/external Sharia board and fund investors.

Led team in structuring and negotiating the commercial terms with partners leading to the successful launch of a $200M Sharia Complaint oil futures fund.

Involved in all facets of the creation of presentations and supported the Relationship Management team with visits to investors up to the successful close of the fund.

Managed a portfolio of institutional Investors as an Appointed Director on the investee company board of directors.

Relentless at generating revenue growth by promoting new ideas, new approaches and winning people’s confidence through genuine relationship building with key stakeholders.

Effective negotiator; successfully established market presence in a crowded and competitive business environment. 

Coupled with subject expertise, active listening and a strong success record, this builds trust and intense client loyalty. This also builds consistency in raising funds and deploying commitments.

History of maintaining strong corporate governance standards, while holding an uncompromising ethical reputation within the GCC countries.

Easily make connections with people because of friendly, honest, unassuming and direct nature; highly adept at business intelligence research to build initial rapport.

1997 - 2000

Earlier Experience Includes: Assistant Manager, Investor Relations

Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait

Mandated with Originating / enhancing investor relations and with identifying new business opportunities.

Formulated customized investment strategies for investors.

Assisted in the preparation of information memorandum and research reports distributed to investors.

Maintained regular contact with clients to identify opportunities and to cross-sell a full range of financial products and services based on individual client profile.

Assisted in the R&D and launch of several financial instruments and acted as the Department's interface dedicated to managing and developing client relationships.