Atif is the Chief Executive Officer and executive member of the Board of Directors of Arcapita. Previously, Atif was at Investcorp where he served in numerous management positions. In 2007, he was awarded The Proficiency Medal First Class by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, in acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Atif obtained his BBA in Accounting, Finance and Management from Saint Edward’s University, Texas.
Hisham Al Raee
Hisham is the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Executive Committee, responsible for the daily operation of the firm. He also serves as the Head of the Investors Relationship Management team with his extensive investor experience across the GCC region and Asia. Previously, Hisham was the Senior Director of Business Development with Reuters Middle East in Saudi Arabia for five years and prior to that he worked in the finance department at Citibank N.A., Bahrain. Hisham received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and a CSD in Business Administration from the University of Bahrain.
Martin is the Chief Investment Officer of Arcapita and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee where he is responsible for developing and overseeing the firm’s investment strategy and capabilities. Previously, Martin spent about 15 years in the Real Estate industry. As the CEO of CapitaLand Commercial & Integrated Development, he managed a global portfolio in excess of SGD 10 billion and has extensive experience in listed and private real estate investments. Martin started his career in the manufacturing and construction industries and obtained his MBA and Bachelor’s degrees from Washington State University
Mohammed A. Muiz Chowdhury
Mohammed is the Global Head of the Financial Management Group and a member of the Executive Committee, responsible for overseeing the Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Shari’ah, Investment Reporting and Corporate Communications. Previously, Mohammed spent nine years in the accounting profession working for Ernst & Young in Bahrain and KPMG in London. Mohammed is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, completing his training contract while working for KPMG in London. Mohammed is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has an MBA from the London Business School.
Kevin J. Keough
Kevin is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Portfolio Management Group. Previously, Kevin was an SVP with First Energy Corporation, a partner in the energy practice of McKinsey & Company, and an engineer officer in the US Army. Kevin holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BS in engineering, with honors, from the US Military Academy at West Point.
Essa is a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Financial Control Department, responsible for overseeing the Accounting, Internal Control, Finance and Investment Administration operations. Previously, Essa was with Al Baraka Banking Group in Bahrain for three years as financial controller, responsible for the consolidation of Al Baraka’s financial institutions. Before then, he was with Arthur Andersen in Bahrain for more than 15 years, during which he headed the assurance and then the advisory services division. Essa has a BS in Accounting from the University of Bahrain and is a certified public accountant in the state of Georgia, USA.
Jay is a Managing Director and General Counsel, responsible for overseeing all legal roles within the firm. Previously, Jay gained more than 25 years of experience in New York, representing financial institutions, private equity funds and developers in large international transactions in the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia. His experience includes positions at Bennett Jones LLP in Qatar, Al Tamimi & Co.’s Qatar office, and international law firms including Patton Boggs LLP in New York and Abu Dhabi. Jay holds a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a degree in Business Administration with honors from the University of Rhode Island. He is admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut, USA.
Nael is a Managing Director and Head of MENA Investments responsible for the origination, structuring and management of the MENA Investments. His role also involves approaching, developing and maintaining investor relationships at institutional and HNWIs level as well as creating and developing strategic partnerships. With over 26 years of investment banking experience, Nael has covered the areas of capital markets, corporate finance as well as Shari'ah compliant alternative investments. His expertise covers wide geographic areas including North America and the Middle East. Previously, Nael was heading the capital markets activity at TAIB Bank as the General Manager of TAIB Securities, prior to that he headed the fixed income desk and derivatives desk. He later headed the Corporate Finance at SICO leading a number of IPOs and M&A transactions. Nael is a CFA Charter holder and has an MBA from Edinburgh University.
Abdulhameed is a Director in the Corporate Management department, responsible for daily back-office operations, including IT, Administration and Treasury Operations. Previously, Abdulhameed spent nine years with Al Baraka Islamic Bank in Bahrain as an Assistant General Manager responsible for Information Technology, Administration and Human Resources. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as an Information Technology Manager with NCR Corporation in Bahrain and Digital Corporation in the UAE. Abdulhameed has an MS in Information Technology and Management from Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
John is a Director and Head of North America Real Estate Investments. Previously, John was the founding Principal of M3 Capital, a global real estate investment and advisory firm, based in Chicago. There, he led business development, sourcing, execution and management of new real estate investments. Prior to that John spent several years with Macquarie Capital Partners where he was a founding partner of their real estate investment practice in Chicago. John holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BSc in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ahmed Al Shirawi
Ahmed is a Director and Deputy Head of Investors Relationship Management. He is also responsible for managing Arcapita’s relations in the UAE and Oman. Previously, Ahmed was also part of the Financial Management Group, overseeing the Corporate finance and Investor Reporting team. Ahmed obtained his B.Sc. degree in Business Management from King’s College, London.
Elaine is a Director in the Investors Relationship Management team in charge of overseeing the South-East Asia market. Previously, Elaine was a Vice President for Lehman Brothers Investment Management Division, where she was responsible for marketing asset management products for Asia (ex-Japan). Prior to that, she worked as an Associate Director for UBS Alternative and Quantitative Investments for three years, promoting alternative investment products in the region. Previously, she worked as a syndication loan officer for International Commercial Bank of China, Singapore. Before moving to the financial sector, Elaine worked for a private petroleum trading company in Singapore for over seven years. Elaine holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Xiamen University P.R.C and a Masters degree in Finance from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. Elaine is a CFA charter holder.
Muhannad is a member of the Investors Relationship Management Team covering the Saudi Arabia and Qatar markets. Previously, Muhannad served as a Relationship Manager in the Corporate Banking Divisions of BBK and Al Salam Bank Bahrain where he gained his experience in conventional and Islamic banking. Before joining the banking field, he was a General Engineer with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Bahrain. Muhannad holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bahrain.
Michael is a Director responsible for overseeing the US Real Estate Portfolio. Previously, Michael acquired more than 25 years of institutional real estate experience while holding senior positions with the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds and Starwood Capital Group. He has been responsible for all aspects of real estate acquisition asset management, financing, restructuring, distressed asset workouts and disposition on diverse portfolios with an aggregate value in excess of $12 billion. Michael holds a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York.
Salah Al Shaikh
Salah is a Director in the System Development and Integration department in charge of assisting IT and business users in developing and integrating systems and procedures across functions. Previously, Salah was with the Bahrain Defense Force, Medical Services for twelve years as Head of the Accounts Department and Head of the Administration Department of the Cardiac Center where he gained significant experience in establishing accounting and management database systems. Previously, he was with Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait in Bahrain. Salah has a BBA in Accounting from Saint Edward’s University in Texas and an MS in Accounting from Western University, Arizona.
Yasser Al Raee
Yasser is a Director in the MENA Real Estate team at Arcapita, which sources and manages Real Estate transactions within the region. Previously, Yasser acquired more than 15 years of industrial experience while working for GPIC, Bahrain. Yasser holds a BBA in Finance and Management from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Gana is a member of the Financial Control Department, responsible for financial reporting. Previously, Gana was Vice President with AMBA Research, Colombo where he managed a group of analysts providing bespoke investment research to multinational investment banks, and prior to that he was a Senior Manager with KPMG Sri Lanka, serving a variety of roles within assurance and advisory units as well as international assignments for the firm within the South Asian region. Gana is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom (ACMA).
Hafedh Al Najem
Hafedh is a member of the Financial Control Department, responsible for overseeing Corporate Accounting. Previously, Hafedh was a Senior Officer with Arab Insurance Group (ARIG) in Bahrain where he gained wide experience in the preparation of financial statements and analysis of financial reports of the Health Care Insurance sector and prior to that he was a Senior Accountant with Islamic Trading Company in Bahrain. Hafedh obtained his AD in Accounting from the University of Bahrain and is a Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA).
Osama Al Tamimi
Osama is the Head of the Investment Administration Department, responsible for valuations and fund administration of Private Equity and Real Estate transactions. Previously, Osama was with Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts. Osama has a BS in Finance from Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Tony is the Head of the Human Resources Department. Previously, Tony was with the Bank of Montreal and with ABN-Amro Bank, in Toronto, Canada. Prior to working in Canada, he was with Investcorp Bank E.C. and Chase Manhattan Bank, in Bahrain. Tony has a Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations, New York, is a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in the UK and has a Banking Studies Diploma from the Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance.
Adrian is a member of the MENA Real Estate Team. Prior to his current role, Adrian spent five years with Victory Heights Golf Residential and Development Company LLC in Dubai as a Project Manager. Previously, Adrian worked for 2 years with RSP (Middle East) FZCO, an Architectural and Engineering Consultancy firm in Dubai, UAE, and 12 years with Tiong Aik Construction Pte Ltd, a contracting firm in Singapore. Adrian holds an Engineering degree with honors from the National University of Singapore.
Ahmed Al Zayani
Ahmed is a member of the Investors Relationship Management Team covering the Kuwait and Riyadh markets and holds over 10 years of experience in wealth management, relationship management, and placement. Previously, Ahmed was part of the Relations Management Teams at The Family Office Co. and Abu Dhabi Investment House. Ahmed is Series 7 certified, holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and has an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.
Ahmed is a member of the Investors Relationship Management Team, covering the Western region of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman. Previously, Ahmed was part of the Business Development team at PineBridge Investments Middle East. Prior to that, he was Acting Head of Client Coverage at TAIB Bank and was a Principal with Gulf Finance House where he spent over 10 years covering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ahmed started his career with American Express and holds a B.Sc. in Marketing & Finance from the New York Institute of Technology and an MBA in Islamic Finance from the University College of Bahrain.
Amin is the Head of Treasury Operations and Client Admin Departments. Previously, Amin worked with The Arab Investment Company S.A.A. for four years in all units of the Operations Department including Trade Finance, Money Market, Loans and Security Settlement. Amin holds a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Bahrain.
Amy is a member of the Legal Department and works on investment transactions and corporate and regulatory matters. Previously, Amy was an associate in the Real Estate Group at Akerman Senterfitt LLP in New York, where she focused on real estate transactions and development, project finance, economic development and general corporate matters. Amy earned her Juris Doctor degree with honors from New York Law School and earned her undergraduate degree in Finance with honors from Pace University while she was a JP Morgan Chase Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholar.
Duaij Al Khalifa
Duaij is a Principal in the Investors Relationship Management group at Arcapita. Previously, Duaij was Deputy Investment Manager at Mada Investments, a GCC-based family office, and prior to that he was an Associate in the Financial Management Group of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c). Duaij received his Masters and undergraduate degree in Financial Economics from Suffolk University in Boston, USA.
Farooq is a Principal in the Investment Administration Department, responsible for fund administration of Private Equity and Real Estate transactions. Previously, Farooq was Director at Instrata Capital. Farooq started his career with Bahrain Petroleum Company in the Finance Division. He holds a BSc in Accounting from the University of Bahrain and a CPA from California Board of Accountancy.
Hassan is the Head of the Administration Department. Previously, Hassan worked for the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (Bahrain) E.C. in the Administration Department for 4 years and prior to that he spent 3 years as part of the Operations Department at the Commercial Bank of Dubai Limited. Hassan has an Advanced Diploma in Banking and Finance from Bahrain Institute for Banking and Finance.
Mishal Al Hellow
Mishal is the Head of the Information Technology Department, overseeing the developer and infrastructure teams. Previously, Mishal was a Network Engineer at the Ministry of Finance. Mishal is a co-founder of the Technology & Business Society and currently serves in the role of Vice Chairman. Mishal holds a Master’s degree from Open University Malaysia in Business Administration and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Bahrain.
Mohamed is a member of the Investors Relationship Management Team, covering the Bahrain and Eastern/Western Saudi Arabia markets. Previously, Mohamed was part of the Investment Administration Team overseeing deal valuations. Mohamed obtained his MBA from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois with distinction and holds a BA (Honors) in International Business Administration from the University of North Umbria, Newcastle, UK.
Osama Al Haram
Osama is a member of the Investors Relationship Management Team covering the Kuwait market. Previously, Osama was the Deputy General Manager of the Saudi Bahraini Transport Company & Bahrain Limo in Bahrain. Prior to that, he was a Commercial Advisor to the Chairman of AlBassam Group of Companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also held the position of Business Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Osama has a B.Sc. in Business Administration & Marketing Analysis from Fort Lewis College in Colorado.
Yasser Al Khaja
Yasser is a member of the Investors Relationship Management Team, responsible for relationship management across the Gulf. Previously, Yasser was Vice President, Client Service at PineBridge Investments Middle East with a responsibility of managing the firm’s MENA sales support and fundraising administration functions. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate in the Direct Investments team of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. He also held the position of Vice President, Business Development with Investcorp Bank. Yasser started his career with the Central Bank of Bahrain and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the American University in Dubai and an MBA from London Business School.
Yousif Al Abdulla
Yousif is a Principal in the MENA Real Estate team at Arcapita. Previously, he spent 10 years originating, structuring, analyzing, monitoring and closing transactions in the real estate, private equity and asset-backed security sectors at various financial institutions including Al Salam Bank – Bahrain, Capital Management House and Gulf Finance House. Yousif is a member of the CFA Institute in the United States of America and the CFA Society in Bahrain and has the right to use the CFA designation. Yousif is a Fulbright Grantee, obtaining his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his Bachelor degree from the University of Ottawa.